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Lake Information

County: Coles

Acreage: 15

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? No Motors

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? Yes

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Location: Ridge Lake is located in Fox Ridge State Park, south of Charleston in Coles County.

Description: This large pond is 18 acres with a maximum depth of 15 feet. This is a research lake run by the Illinois Natural History Survey and is open on a seasonal basis only during certain hours and days. Bank fishing is not allowed. Jon boats are available for free use on a first come first serve basis.

Contact Information:
Reservations can be made by calling:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Jim Garavaglia