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RED HILLS LAKE


Lake Information

County: Lawrence

Acreage: 41

Average Depth: 7.05 feet

Shoreline Length: 2.8 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? Yes

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes


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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Location: Midway between Lawrenceville and Olney on U.S. 50.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Red Hills Lake was drained in October of 2008 to facilitate repairs to the dam and drain structure. The small amount of water remaining was rotenoned in December 2008 to eradicate all remaining fish. The lake was then restocked in April 2009 with small bluegill and redear (avg. length 1"), with largemouth bass in June 2009 (avg. length 1"), and in July 2009 with channel catfish (avg. length 8"). An unknown number of adult black crappie were stocked illegally in 2009, and these fish have already spawned successfully. The lake also contains warmouth sunfish and golden shiners. The source of the warmouth is unknown, but the golden shiners most likely were leftover baitfish illegally dumped into the lake by anglers.

Additional Lake Information: Pole and line fishing only; no more than two poles with two or less hooks or lures per pole.

Contact Information:
Red Hills State Park
618-936-2469
IDNR District Biologist Mike Hooe (618)393-6732