Lake Carroll is 640 acres, 22 miles of shore line with long wide bays ideal for boating, water skiing and wake boarding as well as many quiet coves for swimming.
The East Marina has a single launch, boat slips, covered pavilion and kayak racks; the West Marina has the same with a double launch, shower facilities, sand/swimming beach and playground area. The concession building offers snacks, drinks, live bait, assorted fishing gear, ice and dock side fuel.
Lake & Watershed
In its commitment to providing its members high-quality lake experience, Lake Carroll is completing a lake improvement program designed to remove over 94,000 cubic yards of accumulated sediments, reduce sediment runoff into the lake and to improve the quality of water.
Lake Carroll’s fish hatchery is one of the few in Illinois where they raise walleyes to be released back into the lake. They also dedicate their efforts into purchasing other species to populate the lake, such as muskie and channel catfish.
Lake Carroll boasts a variety of fish populating its depths, such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, black and white crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, channel and flathead catfish, muskie and northern pike. It also contains the best smallmouth bass fishery in the entire Midwest, ranging between three to four pounds.
Prior to registration, all hunters must pass LCA Wildlife Management Quiz, where you will receive a certificate upon completion. A copy of the certificate will also be emailed to you.