Shawnee National Forest

Dutchman Lake

Species Present: Bluegill-Largemouth Bass-Channel Catfish-Crappie, Warmouth

Special Regulation: Anglers must not use more than 2 poles and each pole must not have more than 2 hooks or lures attached while fishing.

Limits: Largemouth Bass & Channel Catfish: 6 daily creel limit

Largemouth Bass: 15 minimum length.

Seasons: Open year round.

Vehicle Access: A paved road leading to the lake provides excellent access to the lake.

Boat Access: A gravel boat launch provides access to the lake. Fishing from small boats fitted with electric motors or gas motors is the preferred way to fish this lake.

Motor Restrictions: Motor use is limited to a maximum of ten horsepower.

Camping: There are no campsites located at this lake.

Comments: Relax and enjoy the seclusion of this 118-acre lake. Restrooms are available.

Location Site Map: Travel north from Vienna on Illinois Route 45 to Dutchman Lake Road (Forest Service Road 94) approximately 6 miles to Forest Service Road 400 leading to the lake.

Contacts: Contact the Hidden Springs Ranger Station at 618-658-2111