7982 S. Park Rd., Manito Illinois 61546
Located in central Illinois in Tazewell County
one mile southwest of Pekin
, the lake was built on a floodplain of the Illinois River
in 1971 by Commonwealth Edison Company as a cooling reservoir for the fossil-fuel power plant. Today, the completely diked, 1,400-acre lake is leased by the Department of Natural Resources for visitor fishing and hunting. The entire shoreline is rocky.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Carlock) Acorn Ridge
(Canton) Banner Marsh SFWA
(Normal) BroMenn Hospice
(Peoria) Glenn Oak Zoo
(Chandlerville) Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA
(Mackinaw) Mackinaw River SFWA
10/16 Coming to The Manito area
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.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Riverside Arts Weekend Riverside IL May18-19 The Riverside Arts Weekend is sure to please artists and patrons alike. Join us to celebrate two days of fabulous art in downtown Riverside, Illinois.
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.