Spring Lake State Park
7982 South Park Rd.
Manito, IL 61546
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
The lake lies almost parallel to the Illinois river for 8.5 miles up the river bottoms along the base of the river’s east bluff. Spring Lake was described as a meander by an 1840 survey, and title was given to the State of Illinois. Overlooked by a large sandstone bluff, Spring Lake is a long, narrow lake created by a meander of the Illinois River. The lake covers and area of 1,285 acres, has a maximum depth of 10 feet and has 18 miles of shoreline.