City Water, Light & Power owns and manages Lake Springfield and its surrounding 57 miles of shoreline, which includes over 735 residential sites, eight public parks, and several public boat docks and launches. The lake and lake-area parks are host to some 600,000 recreational visitors each year.
Read More About the Lake and Lake Parks
The 4200-acre reservoir is the largest munici-
pally owned lake in Illinois. Lake Springfield's primary purpose is to serve as the source of drinking water for the city of Springfield and several nearby communities. In addition, it is a major central Illinois recreation center, as well as the source of condenser cooling water for the utility's lakeshore power plant complex.
Lake Springfield and Hunter Lake Zones
Lake Springfield, its marginal lands and its watershed—as well as the property dedicated to the construction of and marginal lands for the proposed Hunter Lake—comprise zones. Ordinances and/or property leases govern activities that are allowed or disallowed within each of these zones. Maps of the Lake Springfield and Hunter Lake zones
can be found elsewhere on this website.
Links to even more information about Lake Springfield and lake parks and recreation, as well as related topics, can be found in the left-hand column of this page.
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