Lake Lou Yaeger Recreation Area

Lake Lou Yaeger Recreation Area

4943 Beach House Trail
Litchfield, Illinois 62056

Lake Lou Yaeger offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Try the extraordinary boating and fishing on the 1,400 acre lake. The Recreation Areas around the lake offer hiking, biking, equestrian trails, campgrounds and a public swim beach.

The Milnot Beach area includes picnic areas, playgrounds and camping sites. Explore hiking and biking trails, then cool off with a swim at the lake beach.

Consider renting the Milnot Beach event space for your next party, conference or reception. The 761 sf facility is equipped with kitchen and private entrance.

The Route 66 Hike & Bike Trail offers 6.6 miles of unpaved, marked trails for hiking or biking, complete with bike repair stations along the trail. Trail Map

Shoal Creek Conservation Area offers two easy hiking trails. As you walk through native prairie lands, shoreline woods and enjoy magnificent views of the lake, watch for the wide variety of butterfies, birds and plants that visit this beautiful habitat.



  • Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Concessions
  • Free Parking
  • Handicap Access
  • Lights
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pet Friendly 
  • Pro Shop
  • Playground


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