Description - Illinois has a million and a half acres of water from the blue waters of Lake Michigan to great rivers and smaller lakes and ponds.
- Lake Michigan is the major water resource. The Army Corps of Engineers maintains Lake Shelbyville, Carlyle Lake and Rend Lake. There are quite a few smaller lakes scattered throuhout Michigan.
Recreation - Fishing, Boating, camping and hunting, as well as all water sports are available on the lakes and reserviors of Michigan.
Climate - Illinois experiences four distinct seasons with varying weather throughout the year. Winter can be very cold. The highest humidity of the year occurs during this season averaging 70 to 75 percent. Average low temperatures in January dip to 20 degrees F with highs near 35 degrees F. Spring temperatures are mild with humidity below 70 percent. Temperatures during this season average between 32 and 50 degrees F. Summer is usually hot and humid in this Midwest state. Low temperatures remain in the low sixties with high temperatures near 90 degrees F. The highest rainfall of the year occurs during the summer months. Fall is an excellent time to visit the state with low humidity and rainfall and moderate temperatures.
The locations of each lake or reservoir and driving instructions are available on the individual wildernet.com pages describing the lakes.