Gillespie Lakes is located 3 miles northwest of Gillespie, IL in Macoupin County


Outdoor Fun

Whether you're young or old, a day at the lake will make you feel like a kid. Spend a day with us, and enjoy memories for years to come. 

Gillespie Lakes

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New Lake

Top Summer Excursions

During the phase 4 of restore Illinois, the beach at Gillespie lake will be opening Thursday, July 2nd, with the Illinois department of public health guidelines. Social distancing of 6 feet apart, and wearing a face covering while not in the water is recommended and encouraged. Beach will be open 10a-7p daily. We encourage everyone to follow these guidelines. IDPH has deemed it safe enough to reopen the beaches, but can close them again just as easy. Please try to keep our beach clean and pick up any trash after you’re done. No dogs are allowed on the beach, and no alcohol. Stay safe, and enjoy your summer.
Staff of Gillespie Lake


New Stuff

*Golf carts are now permitted with required head lights, brake lights,      turn signals and city sticker

*Jetskis are permitted for lake lot lessee for same days as ski days

*Rent Pavillions for gatherings or party