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173 acre full recreation lake with excellent fishing. The lake is stocked with walleye, large mouth bass, crappie, and catfish. The lake is a private lake its use is limited to members and their guests.
The great things about Sunset Lake are the member involved activities; biannual Firecracker Bass & Catfish Tournaments with proceeds from the tournaments funding the professional 4th of July Fireworks display at the lake. Other member activities include an annual golf outing at nearby Oak Leaf Country Club, and fall hot dog social. Lake living and taxes at Sunset Lake are relatively inexpensive compared to other area lakes. The annual dues are only $356.00 per year (2012) and this is based upon the number of lakefront lots you own at the lake.
Are they permitted? No
Can you swim in the lake? Swimming is permitted anywhere in the lake. You can swim from your dock or you can swim from your boat near the island where people often swim and visit.
Very clean. Water samples are routinely tested.
Are they permitted? Yes, Boat docks are permitted. You can have a basic dock or a more elaborate covered boat dock, or boathouse with a lift.
Are they permitted? Yes, Power boats are permitted. Boats are limited to a 50 h.p. outboard maximum which is plenty of power for boating, water skiing, wake boarding, and tubing etc.
Depth of Lake:
16 ft average depth and 35 ft near the dam
Girard 4 miles, Springfield 24 miles, St. Louis 70
Springfield SPI airport Amtrak also operates in and out of Carlinville which is 12 miles away
Association codes and regulations,
1,000 sq. ft. minimum on new construction