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.
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.