What Is It? Lake Springfield is one of the top fishing lakes in the area with many species of fish thriving here. The lake spans over 3,000 acres on the southeastern edge of the city of Springfield. Some of the most common fish that can be caught here include bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, and white crappie.
Why Do It? There are boat ramps and fishing tournaments hosted here. The lake is not available for swimming or renting boats, but skiing and picnicking are other popular activities.
Good to Know: It is near the University of Illinois at Springfield campus and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial garden too.