Kinkaid Lake In Illinois
Boating, camping and fishing.
Nestled in southern Illinois, Kinkaid Lake covers 2,700 acres offering excellent boating, water sports, camping and fishing. Boat ramps, a marina, bait and tackle, fishing docks and restaurants are all easily accessible. Bring a pleasure or fishing boat and enjoy water sports and sight seeing on this beautiful impoundment. For fishing, canoes and kayaks can be portaged to water from various locations. If you enjoy fishing from shore, there are over 70 miles of shoreline to explore in search of your favorite fish. The lake is home to several bass tournaments each year with better than average catches - including bass over 8 pounds. The lake is also home to crappie, catfish, walleye, sunfish and muskie.
Kinkaid Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Johnson Creek Recreation Area Campground - 618 833-8576
Sharp Rock Falls Campground - 618 763-5511
Dry Lake Campground - 618 684-8486
Mudline Lodging Campground - 618 967-2678
Kinkaid Lake Map
Fish species found in Kinkaid Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish and muskie.
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Local Contact Information
Johnson Creek Recreation Area
Johnson Creek Rd
Ava, IL 62907