Newton Lake is located in southeastern Illinois in southwestern Jasper County about 20 miles souteast of Effingham and 5 miles southwest of Newton and is the centerpiece of the Newton Lake SFWA.
The 1,775-acre lake was created by an impoundment in 1976 and shortly thereafter was stocked with an assortment of bass. The lake is said to produce some of the largest bass in the state. It currently has an 18" minimum length for harvesting and a 3-fish limit.
(Shelbyville) Lake Shelbyville
(Newton) Newton Lake
(Cowden) Thompson Mill Covered Bridge
05/29 Coming to The Newton area
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
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.