Forbes Lake, IL

About Forbes Lake, IL

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    Forbes Lake is located in the state of , in the . 

    This lake has a surface area of about 543 acres.

    The lake has an average depth of 15 feet.

    The maximum depth of Forbes Lake is about 31 feet.


    Forbes Lake is a Natural Freshwater Lake, Dammed.

    The lake was created in 1963.

    Forbes Lake Activities

    There are many different recreational activities to be enjoyed at Forbes Lake including: Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Beach, Water Skiing, Camping, Campground, Picnicking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Birding, State Park

    If you are interested in fishing at Forbes Lake the fish species include: Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Perch, Pike, Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker), Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Sunfish, Tiger Muskellunge, Walleye

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    Map of Forbes Lake, IL

    Forbes Lake Lake Activities:

    • Fishing
    • Boating
    • Swimming
    • Beach
    • Water Skiing
    • Camping
    • Campground
    • Picnicking
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Birding
    • State Park

    Lake Acreage:

    543 Acres

    Miles of shoreline:

    18 Miles

    Fish species at Forbes Lake:

    • Bass
    • Bluegill
    • Catfish
    • Channel Catfish
    • Crappie
    • Largemouth Bass
    • Muskellunge
    • Perch
    • Pike
    • Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker)
    • Smallmouth Bass
    • Striped Bass
    • Sunfish
    • Tiger Muskellunge
    • Walleye

    Average depth of Forbes Lake:

    Forbes Lake has an average depth of 15 ft.