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Fox Lake and Nippersink Lake are considered "as one" and comprise about 2,100 acres with a depth of 20'.

The lake(s) take in water from Petite Lake at the northwest corner of Fox Lake, Grass Lake on the north side and a smaller inlet from Squaw Creek on the south side. Nippersink drains into Pistakee Lake on its south side.

Walleyes are predominate in the spring and fall with Channel Catfish providing consistent action throughout the season. The lake is known for its Yellow Bass and Carp as well as a Largemouth Bass population.

Other lakes in the NE Illinois' Chain O' Lakes system are Bluff Lake, Channel Lake, Petite Lake, Lake Catherine, Lake Marie and Redhead Lake.

The lake is located about 20 miles inland from Lake Michigan and 50 miles north of Chicago.

Nearby Chain O' Lakes State Park provides a vast array of recreational opportunities including horseback riding as well as hiking trails galore!

Location: Fox Lake Illinois

(Mchenry) Bald Knob Marina
(Antioch) Bluff Lake
(Belvidere) Boone County Fairgrounds
(Crystal Lake) Crystal Lake
(Fox Lake) Fox Lake
(Lake Geneva) Geneva Lake

08/13 Coming to The Fox Lake area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.