Rend Lake

ILLINOIS


Lake Level
407.13 FEET
4/28/2017
Full Pool: 405.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Rend Lake News

Herrin's Pribble inks with Rend Lake tennis

The Southern

Date: 4/27/2017 9:00:00 PM

Madison Pribble of Herrin signed with Rend Lake College on Thursday for a full tennis scholarship. Pribble only took up the game as a sophomore in high school. As a senior, she went 9-3 in singles and 15-7 in doubles. For her career, she was 20-8 in

Read More

Kaskaskia College Blue Angels Send 3 Golfers to National Tournament

WJBD Radio

Date: 4/27/2017 4:50:00 AM

Rend Lake College finished in first place and John A. Logan College finished in third. KC was led in scoring by sophomore Lacey McTall. The former Orphan Annie posted a two day total of 177, good for 5th place overall. McTall and teammates Casey Willenborg

Read More

Genetic testing confirms Illinois new state-record crappie was a hybrid

Press Release Point

Date: 4/27/2017 12:16:00 AM

The existing state-record black crappie was caught at Rend Lake in 1976, weighing 4 pounds, 8 ounces. The Illinois record white crappie (4 pounds, 7 ounces) was caught in a pond in Morgan County in 1973. For more information on catching fish

Read More

RLC Hall of Fame adds three sports plaques

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 4/26/2017 6:57:00 PM

INA – Three more plaques were placed on the wall of the Rend Lake College Aquatics Center lobby following the annual Sports Hall of Fame ceremony, according to a press release from the college. Those honored included RLC golf standout Danielle Kaufman of

Read More

Genetic testing confirms new state-record crappie was a hybrid

News Tribune

Date: 4/26/2017 2:37:00 PM

The existing state-record black crappie was caught at Rend Lake in 1976, weighing 4 pounds, 8 ounces. The Illinois record white crappie (4 pounds, 7 ounces) was caught in a pond in Morgan County in 1973. For more information on catching fish

Read More

28
8:44:34 PM
UPCOMING EVENTS
11/23/2017 - Thanksgiving
12/25/2017 - Christmas
What's New!
 
Favorites
 
Rend Lake Businesses
Advertisement
Boating / Waterfront
Shopping
Antiques
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here



• Surface Area: 18,900 Acres
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 35 feet
Rend Lake is a 13 miles-long, 3 miles-wide southern Illinois reservoir in Franklin and Jefferson Counties near Benton, Illinois. The lake contains 18,900 acres of water, stores 185,000 acre feet of water, and supplies over 15 million gallons of water per day to 300,000 persons in over 60 communities. The reservoir is up to 35 feet deep, but its average depth is closer to 9.7 feet. Its elevation is 405 feet above sea level.
Rend Lake is a reservoir, created when the United States Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Big Muddy River. The dam and lake were authorized in 1962, but the lake was not completely filled until March 1973.
The lakeshore of Rend Lake extends covers 162 miles, part of which is preserved as Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area. Swimming beaches at North Marcum and South Sandusky are managed and maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. An adjacent Illinois Artisans Shop & Visitors Center is part of the Illinois State Museum system and is operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
In 2010, Rend Lake was designated as an Important Bird Area of Illinois.
Rend Lake Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
27 miles
30 miles
33 miles
34 miles
34 miles
35 miles
36 miles
43 miles

Quick Links
Rend Lake News
Rend Lake Photos
Rend Lake Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us
   
Rend.USLakes.info
THE REND LAKE WEBSITE

Copyright 2017, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal