Fishing Information

The ponds, lakes and rivers within the Champaign County Forest Preserve District are popular spots for fishing. These pages will provide you with information to commonly-asked questions. For more details, contact our Natural Resources Department at (217) 586-4389 or mdaab@ccfpd.org.

Bodies of Water

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
Lake of the Woods Main Lake
Surface Area 25 acres
Maximum Depth 21 feet
Average Depth 10.5 feet
Shoreline Length 1.8 miles
Elks Lake
Surface Area 2.8 acres
Maximum Depth 11 feet
Average Depth 6 feet
Shoreline Length 0.3 miles
Sangamon River
Length in Forest Preserve 1.5 miles
River Bend Forest Preserve
Sunset Lake
Surface Area 95 acres
Maximum Depth 54 feet
Average Depth 19 feet
Shoreline Length continually changing
Shadow Lake
Surface Area 28 acres
Maximum Depth 46 feet
Average Depth 33 feet
Shoreline Length .87 miles
Sangamon River
Length in Forest Preserve 2.75 miles
Middle Fork River Forest Preserve
Emerald Pond
Surface Area 3.8 acres
Shoreline Length 1500 feet
Cypress Pond
Surface Area 2.9 acres
Shoreline Length 1500 miles
Willow Pond
Surface Area 4.8 acres
Shoreline Length 1800 miles
Middle Fork River
Length in Forest Preserve 4 miles
Homer Lake Forest Preserve
Homer Lake
Surface Area 81 acres
Maximum Depth 24 feet
Average Depth 8.4 feet
Shoreline Length 5.3 miles
Collins Pond
Surface Area 2 acres
Salt Fork River
Length in Forest Preserve 1.5 miles
Sangamon River Forest Preserve
Sangamon River
Length in Forest Preserve 0.5 miles