Lake of Egypt

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The southeast side of the Lake of Egypt is surrounded by Shawnee National Forest and open to primitive camping in the general forest area. Hickory Ridge Boat Launch is a gravel launch situated on the eastern finger of Lake of Egypt in Johnson County.  Popular recreation activities include fishing, water sports, hunting and primitive camping.


At a Glance

Closest Towns: Creal Springs, IL 62922
Restroom: none

General Information


From Creal Springs, IL take Creal Springs Road south 3 miles to Recreation Road. Turn right (west) onto Recreation Road and follow the signs 3 miles to the boat launch.


Large gravel parking area.

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Lake and Pond Fishing


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