Vernor Lake


Vernor Lake, Illinois

Vernor Lake real estate is regarded as a limited supply market in Illinois for lake homes and lake lots.

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    About Vernor Lake
    Richland County, Illinois

    Vernor Lake is found next to Olney, Illinois, around two hours from Champaign. St Louis and Indianapolis are both under 165 miles away. Named after Richland County, Ohio, this county has a population of just under 16,000 people.

    There are a few smaller airfields closer to Vernor Lake, but the closest major airport is Willard and is just under two hours away. Urgent care can be provided at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, under four miles away.

    Groceries, snacks, and other amenities can be found at Walmart Supercenter, six minutes from Vernor Lake. Locals recommend restaurants such as Ginger Ale’s, HV’s Food and Spirits, and Hog N Dog BBQ.

    Delightfully Quaint

    Vernor Lake is 45 acres and 45 feet at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to find bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and white crappie.

    Boating is allowed with the proper permit, but motors are limited to 10 horsepower.

    Olney, Illinois

    In the nearby town of Olney, you will find lots of things to do. Family-friendly activities include going to Olney Bowling Center or visiting Lacey Dave White Squirrel Minigolf. Adults of age should try Fox Creek Winery.

    Explore Nature

    There are many hiking trails in and around this lake, but you’ll have the most luck reconnecting with nature at Red Hills State Park.

    Red Hills State Park offers hiking trails, equestrian and bike trails, seasonal hunting programs, and shaded picnic areas. At the summit of Red Hills, is a scenic view that is the highest point of land between St. Louis and Cincinnati.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Vernor Lake is an excellent choice.