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One of southern Illinois' finest fishing lakes, Lake of Egypt is a man-made lake featuring 2,300 acres of deep, clear water and is great for fishing, boating and water skiing. There are three, full-service marinas on the lake providing cabins, campsites and other amenities to accommodate your stay.

Located about 5 miles south of Marion just east of SR 37 near the Interstate 57/Interstate 24 interchange. Johnson County and Williamson County each share about half of the lake.

Location: Marion Illinois

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