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Lake Life

Glenn Shoals Lake and Old Hillsboro Lake both in Hillsboro, Illinois

The lakes are one of Hillsboro's main attractions. Have fun in the sun while boating, skiing, canoeing or relax with a fishing trip in the serene environment.
Both lakes are stocked with:

  • Blue gill

  • Catfish

  • Crappie

  • Hybrid Stripers

  • Largemouth Bass

  • Smallmouth Bass (Glenn Shoals only)

Glenn Shoals Lake

The Landing (Glenn Shoals Marina)

700 Glenn Shoals Drive, Hillsboro, IL 62049

Marina Phone: 217-532-6534

Glenn Shoals Lake offers a full-service marina. Gas, snacks and bait are available and a restaurant is also on premises.

  • 1250 Acres

  • Average Depth 10 Feet

  • 35 mph Speed Limit

  • Two Boat Launches

  • Handicap accessible fishing doc available at the north access area (address 11387 Meisenheimer Ave, HIllsboro)


Old Lake Hillsboro

  • Sherwood Forest Campground - 920 City Lake Road, Hillsboro, IL 62049.  Phone: 217-532-5211

  • 110 Acres

  • 10 mph Speed Limit

  • No Horsepower Limit

Local, Dr. Mulch talks about how much he enjoyed Glenn Shoals Lake growing up and how he now gets to share this amazing spot with his grandchildren!  

Local resident, Mike, talks about his love of Lake Glenn Shoals and his love for the Hillsboro, IL community.

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