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GEBHARD WOODS #1-4


Lake Information

County: Grundy

Acreage: 3

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? No Motors

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Location: Gebhard Woods Ponds are located in Grundy County in the city of Morris off Ottawa Street at the Gebhard Woods Access, Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail.

Description: There are three separate ponds of approximately one acre each in size with maximum depths of 10 feet. Most of the shoreline is accessible at each pond.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Due to the extreme amount of rainfall that fell across northern Illinois in April 2013, most waterways in the area experienced flood events. As a result of Nettle Creek flooding, the I&M Canal aqueduct at Nettle Creek failed. This resulted in drastically reduced water levels to the east of the aqueduct and complete dewatering of the canal to the west. The ponds at Gebhard Woods, which were reliant on the canal for make-up water, went dry as a consequence of this event. The ponds will re-impound once the aqueduct can be restored.

Contact Information:
IDNR County Fisheries Biologist
630-553-6680