19 Barbeau Lane, Murphysboro Illinois 62966

Kinkaid Lake Lodging

Kinkade Beautiful Lake Gallery 2022

Kinkaid Beautiful Lake Gallery 2022

Kinkaid Lake provides opportunities for those interested in fishing for largemouth bassbluegillcrappiecatfishwalleye and muskie types of fish.[2] “Natural strain” muskellunges were first stocked at Kinkaid Lake in 1985, and the lake began producing fish up to 40 inches in length by 1990 (after only five years of growth).

In November 1998, construction of a spilling retention barrier was completed. This device was designed to keep the muskies in the lake (when the lake overflows into the spillway), but also offers the added benefit of keeping larger variants of walleye, bass, crappie, and striped bass from escaping.

The lake is the home of the Shawnee Chapter of Muskies Inc.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, December 4). Kinkaid Lake. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:45, February 27, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kinkaid_Lake&oldid=1058568815




Four boat ramps and a full-service marina are available. No motor restrictions apply, but 50 M.P.H. daytime and 25 M.P.H. sunset to sunrise speed limits are enforced.


The lake offers fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, walleye and muskie.


Statewide regulations govern hunting at the site. Species available are deer, turkey, squirrel, quail, rabbit, dove and waterfowl. For more information: Hunter Fact Sheet


Picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills and restroom facilities are provided at Johnson Creek Recreation Area and Paul Ice Recreation Area, which also has playground equipment.