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Powderhorn 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.
  • Concrete Ramp (above and below the water)
    Note: Low water level presently makes part of the ramp use the existing sand that comprises the bottom of the lake.

Fish in this lake include:

Other information:

  • Part of the Calumet Division of the Cook County Forest Preserve District.
  • Nature Preserve in northern marsh, no Fishing in that area.
  • Mapquest map

[Depth Map]
Get detailed map, (34k) (including depths).

Powderhorn Lake is located on Brainard Ave, just east of Burnham Ave. The lake has a sign proclaiming no boating, yet has a boat ramp and is listed as a place that you can bring your boat to. It has a sandy/fine stone shoreline that you can hand launch carry-in boats. On 5/30/96, Cook County Forest Preserve said they would remove the no-boating sign. As of 9/5/98, the sign still says no boating.

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(Low water level, in the spring, the water is right up to the grass)

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