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Activities at Kinkaid Lake SFWA


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.
For more details about Kinkaid Lake, contact nearby Lake Murphysboro State Park, 52 Cinder Hill Drive, Murphysboro, IL 62966, phone (618) 684-2867 or fax (618) 687-1220.
Camping is permitted by the U.S. Forest Service, Kinkaid-Reed's Creek Conservancy District and at Johnson Creek Recreation Area at Kinkaid Village Marina who can be reached at: (618) 687-4914. Camping is not allowed on DNR property.
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.