Coffeen Lake is located in southwestern Illinois in southeastern Montgomery County
about 2 miles west-southwest of Coffeen
just south of SR 185. It was created in 1963 as a cooling lake for the Coffeen Power Station.
The lake has about 50 miles of shoreline and averages nearly 20 feet deep with a maximum depth of about 60 feet. It supports 22 species of fish but most anglers seek channel catfish, largemouth bass, striped bass and white crappie.
The creation of the lake has been a boon for area residents and visitors alike. It is the cornerstone of Coffeen Lake SFWA.
(Collinsville) Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
(Carlyle) Carlyle Lake
(Coffeen) Coffeen Lake
(Carlyle) Fisherman's Cove Adventure Park
(Collinsville) Gateway Center
(Hillsboro) Glenn Shoals Lake
12/18 Coming to The Coffeen area
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.