Chicago Area Paddling/Fishing Pages

Beck Lake
(Cook County, Illinois)
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When boating, regardless of water depth, wear a PFD!

Boating information:

  • Private sailboats, canoes, rowboats allowed.
  • Gas-powered motors prohibited.
  • 1 ramp with concrete to water level, sand base under water at edge of ramp.
  • Inflatables prohibited

Fish in this lake include:

Other information:

[Beck Lake Map]
Get detailed map, (29k) (including depths).

Beck Lake is located on Central Road, just west of I-294. The entrance is on Central, just east of East River Road. The Des Plaines River and the main campus of Oakton Community College are nearby.

[Beck Lake Pic]

The picture was taken just east of the boat ramp, I'm told the foam on the shores is from decomposing plant life in the lake. Kayakers may want to read this Water Quality link for more information on this lake before practicing rolling (scan for Beck Lake).
'Beck Lake is great for crappie and has a fair number of 1-3 lb Largemouths. Most of the action is in the Northern part of Beck.'

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