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DES PLAINES LAKE

Sedge Meadow Canoe Launch, Wadsworth
19 acres | max depth: 36 feet

Originally a sand and gravel pit, researchers from the Wetlands Research Project diverted the Des Plaines River through here in 1987. The lake is not managed for fishing but contains those fish common in the Des Plaines River.

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Directions

Located in Gurnee in northeastern Lake County. At corner at Route 41 and Wadsworth Road, go east on Wadsworth Road to the Canoe Launch on south side of road. From parking lot, go south on Des Plaines River Trail 1 3/4 miles to the lake.

LOCATIONS

Buffalo Creek Reservoir »
Buffalo Creek, Long Grove
34 acres | max depth: 7 feet

Wright Woods Pond »
Captain Daniel Wright Woods, Mettawa
3 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Des Plaines River Greenway »

Fox River »

Rubber Duck Pond »
Grant Woods, Lake Villa
2 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Dugdale Lake »
Greenbelt, North Chicago
6 acres | max depth: 16 feet

Pulaski Lake »
Greenbelt, North Chicago
6 acres | max depth: 15 feet

Rubber Duck Pond »
Grant Woods, Lake Villa
2 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Half Day Pond »
Half Day, Vernon Hills
3 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Hastings Lake »
Hastings Lake, Lake Villa
74 acres | max depth: 25 feet

The Lake at Independence Grove »
Independence Grove, Libertyville
115 acres | max depth: 49 feet

Lake Carina »
Lake Carina, Gurnee
23 acres | max depth: 23 feet

Banana Lake »
Lakewood, Wauconda
3 acres | max depth: 25 feet

Taylor Lake »
Lakewood, Wauconda
8 acres | max depth: 20 feet

Beaver Lake »
Lakewood, Wauconda
5 acres | max depth: 10 feet

Acorn Pond »
Lakewood, Wauconda
2 acres | max depth: 14 feet

Heron Pond »
Lakewood, Wauconda
4 acres | max depth: 5 feet

Nippersink »
Nippersink, Round Lake
13 acres | max depth: 17 feet

Old School Lake »
Old School, Mettawa
12 acres | max depth: 16 feet

McClure Pond »
Pine Dunes, Antioch
Fishing at 2nd entrance only.

Timber Lake »
Raven Glen, Antioch
33 acres | max depth: 33 feet

Sterling Lake »
Van Patten Woods, Wadsworth
74 acres | max depth: 25 feet

Des Plaines Lake »
Sedge Meadow Canoe Launch, Wadsworth
19 acres | max depth: 36 feet


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