AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2016, WE ARE DISCONTINUING OUR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM.  THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS!
Effective Jan 1, 2017
WHO MAY FISH.....  We offer catch and release fishing to our CABIN AND COTTAGE GUESTS ONLY. 
We will offer fishing to the campground guests once the campground has been opened.  In the meantime, fishing by any one other than a REGISTERED guest is prohibited.
 
We have a lovely 24 acre lake with excellent fishing.  
  The lake is stocked and has excellent fishing for Crappie, Catfish, Blue Gill, Bass and a few more!  
    In 2007, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources shocked the lake and said it was one of the best "pan sized" fishing lakes in the area.  Catch and release is always appreciated but not mandatory with the exception of fish below posted size limits. 

    Per Illinois State regulations all non-exempt person over the age of 16 must carry a valid Illinois fishing license to fish at Shale Lake.    
No gas motors allowed.  No unauthorized vehicles permitted on grassy areas, in the roadways nor at the cabins. Guests MUST park in marked parking areas ONLY.  NO Exceptions.  We do not have a boat ramp. 
We have a gravel slide.
    No hunting or ATV use allowed..



  

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