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Lake Information

County: Lake

Acreage: 32

Average Depth: 16.5 feet

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? No

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

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Fish Status



13 Black crappie were collected during this survey. Fish up to 10.4” long were collected, most of them were along the outside weed edge!



In 2021, 53 Bluegill were captured in 50 minutes DC electrofishing. The largest was 8.3” long and weighed 0.4 lbs. 12.5% of the bluegill were > 6”, and 10% exceeded 7” long. The steep sides of this lake make it difficult to collect fish in the “sweet-zone” of electrofishing.



In 2021, 51 bass were collected in 50 minutes of DC electrofishing. Fish measured up to 16.3”, and weighed up to 2.0 lbs. 71% were >12”, 14% were >15” (legal length) and 0% exceeded 18” long. This size structure offers reasonable “catching” but compared to past surveys our sample lacked the larger fish we usually collect. Site Regulation: 15" minimum length limit; 1 fish daily limit.

Location: Timber Lake is located in Raven Glen Forest Preserve, west of Route 45, south of Route 173 and east of the Village of Antioch, Illinois in Lake County

Description: Timber Lake (LCFPD) is a glacial origin lake. Timber Lake is 33.3 acres; shoreline length 1.0 miles; watershed 412 acres (12 to 1); maximum depth 33.3 feet; average depth 16.5 feet. A limestone trail system leads to the lake. A fishing pier is located on the north shore of the lake but no other facilities are available. No boats can be launched from Forest Preserve Property.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: The IDNR occasionally conducts fish surveys to update the status of the fishery. The lake is relatively remote, so little management occurs on this lake. No stocking occurs in Timber Lake but because of its bathymetry and difficult access, however the lake has a nice bass fishery

Additional Lake Information: No boats can be launched from LCFPD property. All fish species: two pole and line fishing only.

Site Regulation:
Largemouth bass: 15” minimum length limit; 1 fish daily creel limit

Contact Information:
Lake County Forest Preserve District:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Andy Plauck
815-675-2386 ext. 214