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Lake Information for Devils Kitchen Lake


Devil's Kitchen Lake is an 810-acre (3.3 kmĀ²) reservoir in southern Illinois, created by the damming of Grassy Creek, a tributary of Crab Orchard Lake and the Big Muddy River. Most of the lake is located in Williamson County, southwest of Marion, Illinois. The lake is accessible from Interstate 57. Two arms of the lake penetrate into adjacent Union County. The lake is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Fishing Description: 

The depth of Devil's Kitchen Lake make it a suitable lake for rainbow trout, a cool-water fish that does not thrive in most Illinois waters. Other fish more familiar in Illinois are also found, such as the largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and yellow perch. The shores are controlled by the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, and there are three separate boat-launching areas, on the north end, western shore, and eastern shore. Ther is a power limit on the lake, with motors restricted to 10 h.p. or less.

Largemouth Bass
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Family
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Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    Lakeside Boat & Motors
  • 2501 S 10th - Mt Vernon, IL
  • (618) 242-2600
    Lake of Egypt Marina
  • 12024 Laguna Dr - Marion, IL
  • (618) 964-1821

Vacation Rental

    Girl Scouts Camp Cedar Point
  • 1327 Camp Cedar Point Ln - Makanda, IL
  • (618) 457-5924
    Holiday Inn Express Paducah Hotel
  • 3994 Hinkleville Rd - Paducah, KY
  • (877) 786-9480

Bar and Restaurant

    Pulley & Sons Barbecue
  • 1301 E Main St - Marion, IL
  • (618) 997-5225
    Smokin Joes Barbecue
  • 601 W Herrin St - Herrin, IL
  • (618) 942-3144

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