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Fishing for Muskie on Lake Kinkaid

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Fishing for Muskie on Lake Kinkaid

52 Cinder Hill Drive

Murphysboro, Illinois 62966



(See Map and Directions below)


Type: Fishing HotspotsParks

Illinois Tourism District: Southern

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Located in southwestern Illinois' Jackson County, Kinkaid Lake is approximately 5 miles north of Murphysboro and 100 miles southeast of St. Louis. Built in 1968, the lake encompasses 2,750 acres. The ownership of the surrounding land is divided among the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which manages approximately 4,000 acres; the U.S. Forest Service, which administers 5,000 acres; and Kinkaid-Reed's Creek Conservancy District, which oversees 300 acres. The lake offers fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, walleye and muskie.


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