Lake Petersburg, Illinois
Lake Petersburg 50th Anniversary - Sunday, September 1st 2014 was the official date for the 50th Anniversary of Lake Petersburg Celebration. (The formal lake dedication ceremony was held on Labor Day, September 2nd, 1963.) Full details can be found in the Petersburg Observer newspaper.
- 1400 Acres Watershed
- 14 Miles Shoreline
- 190.7 Acres Under Water
- 12 Miles Of Roads
- 24 FT Average Depth
- 65 FT Depth At Dam
- Located in Menard County, IL
Lake Association Office
17754 N Shore Drive
Petersburg, IL 62675
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Summer Office Hours:
- Monday 1-4 pm
- Wednesday 12-6 pm
- Friday 9 am - 2 pm
- 1st Sat. each month 9 am - Noon (April - August)
Board Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 7 pm.
Lake Petersburg Links:
Lake Petersburg, Illinois: a private Menard County lakefront community located just south of Petersburg in Central Illinois.
Lake Petersburg is a private lakefront community located between the city of Petersburg and historic Lincoln's New Sale State Park. At almost 200 acres in size, Lake Petersburg is large enough for excellent boating and fishing, but rural enough to provide a relaxing quality of life to its residents. Numerous beautiful homes line the 14 miles of Lake Petersburg shoreline.
Lake Petersburg lies outside the city limits of Petersburg, and is the largest lake in Menard County. The 18-hole Shambolee golf course is located adjacent to the south-east edge of the Lake Petersburg development. Fishing and boating is restricted to families of lake homeowners and lot owners (along with their guests.) All houses at Lake Petersburg are located on lake front lots. A lake home is a solid investment, so if you are interested in owning a house or building lot on Lake Petersburg, just contact one of the real estate agents listed on the PetersburgIL.com local Real Estate page.
Lake Peterburg Newsletter - The Spring 2015 Lake Newsletter is out! VIEW
Board Restructuring Completed - A series of meetings several years ago transformed the election process for the Lake Petersburg Board of Directors. For detailed information, contact the Lake Office at 632-7492, or view/download the documents listed below.
Fast Boating Hours Changed - Fast boating hours start at 10 am everyday; not just specific holidays or weekends. This rule was revised at the 7/11/11 Board Meeting as follows: "The speed of boats shall be reduced to idle speed-NO Wake at 8:00 pm or the official sundown, whichever occurs first. NO WAKE will be allowed between the hours of 8:00 pm or the official sundown to 10 am the following day. Fast boating may begin at 10 am." Important: There is a 40 mph speed limit on Lake Petersburg during fast boating hours in the approved areas of the lake.
Lake Petersburg History
The Lake Petersburg Association, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, was formed during April, 1960. At this time the final site selection for Lake Petersburg was announced consisting of approximately 1,000 acres. Work on the dam was completed on Monday, August 26, 1963, after moving approximately 900,000 cubic yard of earth. The total cost of the Lake project was more than $424,000.00, all of which was financed without state or federal funding. Lake Petersburg was officially dedicated on Labor Day, September 3, 1963, with ceremonies held on the south of Willow Point.
Latitude and Longitude GPS Coordinates for the Lake Petersburg reservoir are 39.9881, -89.8482 ( the altitude is 581 feet)