Lake of Egypt
410 Campers Lane
Creal Springs, IL 62922
About Lake of Egypt
A small boat cuts through the fog that builds up on the way into the bay to the surface of the lake. We push off the shore, get out of our kayaks and cross the small boats as fog rises under the surface of this lake.
We are almost alone until we break the surface of the lake and soon water skiers and jet skis hiss over it. In the main part of this Egyptian lake you can hear the motorboats come to life, but not in the bay.
The name is reminiscent of desserts, but it is actually just a lake with lots of water, not a dessert in the sense that the name conjures up a picture of dessert.
Egypt Lake (also called Egyptian Lake) is a lake in the state of Illinois, United States of America, just outside Chicago, Illinois. The reservoir was founded in 1962 and has become a place to return again and again, as a tourist destination and popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It is home to one of the largest coal-fired power plants on the US West Coast with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW). The water cools by about 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.6 degrees Fahrenheit) per day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAS).
The southern Illinois region is also known as "Little Egypt" due to its proximity to Egypt Lake and its location in the southern part of the state of Illinois.
It is believed that this is the reason for the nickname and the town of the same name is located just a few miles south of Egypt Lake in southern Illinois. In fact, in 1818, a group of developers bought a piece of land at the southern tip of Illinois and named it Egypt, Egypt's second-largest lake. There is some evidence that the land where the Ohio River flows into the Mississippi River resembles the Nile Delta, and that is how this nickname comes about.
Others believe that Little Egypt got its name from a poor harvest in the north in 1830, which forced people from the south to buy grain. No matter how the name came about, it inspired the lake to give it a name. Add your photo to Lake of Egypt, Illinois, and add it to your Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media account.
Lake Egypt is surrounded by Shawnee National Forest, which covers a portion of southern Illinois and includes hiking, biking, climbing and several public access points. There are 2,300 hectares of water in the area and there are several marinas, but no boats of any size are allowed to sail on the lake. Egyptian lake with several public access points, including the marina at the Lake of Egypt, the Little Egypt State Park and the National Recreation Area of the Great Lakes.
There are also many bays and quiet fingers that can be explored by canoe or kayak, and the lake is full of fish. Fishermen can find perch, bluefish, whitefish, perch, redfish and other small fish that challenge them for the biggest fish of the day.
With shopping, restaurants and golf nearby, there is something for everyone and there are plenty of opportunities for those who want to extend their stay. Egyptian Lake offers everything a visitor could wish for: a beautiful lake, beautiful scenery, good food and drink and a great atmosphere.
In 1899, Ferne Clyffe was named by two brothers who bought the current site of the State Park. Farnland sold it to Miss Emma Rebman, who opened it to visitors on Sundays, and in 1899 the two sons of two of her brothers bought it. Far Clyffes State Park is a short drive from the lake and is a fantastic day trip.
In 1949 the state bought the land and opened the park, which is now under a national park. There are hiking trails and horse riding and during the season there is an area for hunting quails, rabbits and deer.
The region in southern Illinois is an inspiring backdrop for a trip to Egyptian Lake and will surely attract visitors again and again.
The southern part of the state with its rich history and natural beauty offers great recreational opportunities.