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Big Bend 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.

Fish in this lake include:

Other information:

[Depth Map]
Get detailed map, (27k) (including depths).

Located just northeast of the Des Plaines river, at the corner of Golf and East River Road, Big Bend lake is an easily accessible lake (the entrance is on East River Road just about 1/4 block south of Golf Road). As of 7/20/96, the lake was well within its boundary again and the area is pretty much back to normal after the flooding.

[Big Bend Lake]

'Big Bend Lake is a good panfish lake (some bullheads, but not many).'

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