Lake Lou Yeager
For those who enjoy the water, Litchfield Illinois is home to a very popular lake known for its great fishing, excellent marine facilities and its beautiful beaches and parks.
Lake Lou Yeager is a 1,269 acre reservoir which was built in 1964, specifically for recreational purposes as well as to prevent flooding near the city of Litchfield. Created when the West Fork of Shoal Creek was dammed, it has grown to become one of the region’s most popular recreational lakes and is managed for a number of popular fish species. “The Lou, as it is known locally has an average depth of 10.01 feet and offers a variety of recreational activities both in the water and on land. A half mile wide and nearly 8 miles in length, the lake is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a sunny day in Litchfield
One of the most popular areas of the lake is the 300 acre park. Featuring a number of picnic areas, playgrounds, pavilions and plenty of beach space. In addition, flush restrooms, shower facilities, campgrounds and even horseback riding trails, draw hundreds of visitors a day or more.
In addition to the park, the lake also offer additional recreational areas as well including additional camping areas, Milnot Beach and the adjacent 266 acre Shoal Creek Conservation Area.
Activities in and around the lake are plentiful and including fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, white bass, bluegill and crappie. For those who just enjoy boating, there are no horsepower or speed limit restrictions on the lake making it a favorite. Swimming and skiers also enjoy the cool blue waters of the lake through the summer months. Horseback riding, hiking, birdwatching, biking, camping and picnicking are just some of the great way to enjoy this great area.
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