Lakes

Glenn Shoals and Old Hillsboro Lakes


The lakes are one of Hillsboro's main attractions. Have fun in the sun while boating, skiing, canoeing or relax with a fishing trip in the serene environment.
Both lakes are stocked with:
  • Blue gill
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Stripers
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass (Glenn Shoals only)
Fishing Tournament Information
For fishing tournament scheduling please call the Parks office at 217-532-6778.

Glenn Shoals Lake


The Landing (Glenn Shoals Marina)
700 Glenn Shoals Drive
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Marina Phone: 217-532-6534

Overview


Glenn Shoals Lake offers a full-service marina. Gas, snacks and bait are available and a restaurant is also on premises.
  • 1250 Acres
  • Average Depth 10 Feet
  • 35 mph Speed Limit
  • Two Boat Launches

Old Lake Hillsboro


  • 110 Acres
  • 10 mph Speed Limit
  • No Horsepower Limit

Permit


  • All boats must have a permit
  • Permits are only good for year issued (January - December)
  • To obtain permit you must show proof of insurance and horsepower
Permits may be purchased at:
  • Hillsboro Fire Department
    110 S Broad Street
    Hillsboro, IL 62049
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The "Landing" Marina at Glenn Shoals Lake (seasonal)
  • Hillsboro City Hall
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Boating Fees


  • Row boats and canoes - Residents $20, County $25, Non-county $30
  • 1-20 Horsepower - Residents $30, County $40, Non-county $45
  • 21-50 Horsepower - Residents $40, County $40, Non-county $60
  • 51-100 Horsepower - Residents $45, County $70, Non-county $85
  • 101-200 Horsepower - Residents $65, County $105, Non-county $155
  • 201-up and Inboards - Residents $75, County $135, Non-county $185
  • Sail Boats - Residents $30, County $45, Non-county $50
  • Jet-Ski - Residents $150, County $185, Non-county $235, Out of State $275
  • Daily Permit all boats - Residents $10, County $15, Non-county $20, Out of State $20
  • No daily permits for jet skis

Senior Citizens Discount


  • 65 years old, or older
  • 10 horsepower or under - 50% off
  • Over 10 horsepower - 25% off
Fees good for Lake Glenn Shoals and Old Hillsboro Lake.