Fishing

Our fishing areas covers 71 acres with 5 miles of shoreline. Maximum depth is at 21 feet with the average water depth approximately 8.8 feet

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Gillespie Lakes

The Gillespie Lakes are located 3 miles northwest of Gillespie, IL in Macoupin County. Here, you will find a family oriented lake complex consisting of two lakes, Old Gillespie lake and New Gillespie lake, which comprise our Gillespie Lakes. Gillespie Lakes has been a central location for fishing, boating and camping in the state of Illinois since 1953.

‚ÄčIf you're looking for an afternoon excursion, a vacation or something special like a family reunion, look no further than the great Gillespie Lakes!

Get back to Nature & Outdoor Fun

Whether you're young, old, or somewhere in between, come spend a day or two at the lake. Enjoy some relaxing outdoor fun. It will make you feel like a kid again. Visit our beach to make new memories for yourself and loved ones. Bring your friends for a day of FUN.

Boating

Come enjoy a day on the lakes. Our boat launch and dock allows easy access to the water.

Camping

There are 24 camping lots with electric and 4 tent lots. Most lots have easy access, flat with lots of shade, picnic tables and other amenities.

Picnic grounds at lake Gillespie

ENJOY OUR BEACH. If you're looking for an afternoon excursion, a vacation or something special like a family reunion, look no further than the great Gillespie Lakes!


Plan a day at the beach with friends, family or coworkers. Schedule an event now.

Gillespie Lakes