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Kinkaid Lake In Illinois

Kinkaid Lake, 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

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES


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.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Muskie

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Local Contact Information

Kinkaid Lake
Johnson Creek Recreation Area
Johnson Creek Rd
Ava, IL 62907
618 833-8576

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