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!

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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.

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.

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.

Picnic grounds at lake Gillespie
Image of man holding up a fish

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

Gillespie Lakes