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Address: Routes 32-33 North, Effingham, IL 62401
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+1 217-868-2964
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Nice Lake

Our family lives nearby here, so we see the lake quite often, and it is beautiful. Great for fishing!

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Effingham, Illinois
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Effingham, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Our family lives nearby here, so we see the lake quite often, and it is beautiful. Great for fishing!

Thank cbriggerman2001
Whidbey Island, Washington
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293 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spent the night at the home of friends who live on the lake. The sunset was nice as there were no activity in view.

Thank FromBrazil71
Effingham, Illinois
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Located at Effingham, Illinois in Central part of the state - The lake is not very wide so there is lot's of "wake" from water craft in the area. Like most lakes you visit the price of fuel was at a level that did not put a smile on your face. One thing the lake police need to have changed... More 

Thank bethwA4551PM
Monee, Illinois
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88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Lake Sarah is a 800 acre lake with marina, hotel, campgrounds plenty of things to do. The staff is very friendly. prices reasonable and even have a golf course next door! We may get a lot very soon!

Thank David56Chicago
Effingham, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I want kayaking today on the lake. It wasn't crowded at all on a weekday. The water was smooth as glass. Beautiful day to be outside enjoying nature.

Thank SAM92311
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Lake Sara is a smaller lake and is very tranquil. We stayed at a family home on the lake and had easy access to the water, which was surprisingly about 15 feet deep right off the dock. It is a great place for boating and fishing. Catfish and bass were caught during our fishing trips on the lake.

Thank SouthernGirlFromAla
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Took my stepdaughter to beach. It is very small, but quiet and relaxing. If you have kids bring rafts or beach balls.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Effingham, Illinois
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216 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great new restaurant on the lake. Large outdoor seating capacity. Pet friendly! Boat docking available. Friendly staff, you may be lucky to have John as your waiter. Menu has good typical bar food selection.

1 Thank bettyIllinois
Effingham, Illinois
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lake Sara is a beautiful, somewhat small to medium-sized lake. A fun place to boat, waterski, fish or sim. Skidoos are out allowed.

Thank fromls2ss
Bacolod CIty, Bacolod, Philippines
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We had trouble finding it at first, luckily a local was Ko nd enough to show us the way. The lake was fine, a little dull in the gloomy post winter weather. Great for family and kids.

Thank Darryn C

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