Nashville lake opens to motor boats


Mar 11, 2001
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Nashville lake opens to motor boats

By Tim Renken Of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


For the first time this spring, you can use your boat and big motor on the lake at the Washington County Conservation Area, just south of Nashville, Ill. The 10-horsepower limit is gone, replaced by a no-wake rule. The change is an experiment by the Department of Natural Resources.

The 300-acre lake is one of the prettiest in this part of Illinois with clear water, tree-lined banks and shaded, narrow coves. Fishing is usually pretty good, in season, for crappie, bass, catfish, bluegill and striped bass.

Facilities include two campgrounds, RV park, two launch ramps and a full-service marina with several kinds of boats for rent, snacks, bait, etc. Nashville, Ill., is about 55 miles east of downtown via Interstate 64 and Illinois Route 127.

For more information, call 618-327-9222.

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