Pittsfield City Lake

Details: The lake  provides the Pittsfield area with a prime recreational area. The 200 acre lake is surrounded by approximately 480 acres of recreational land.

Offerings: The Lake and recreational land offers boating, fishing, RV and primitive camping, hiking, picnicing, tennis courts, softball diamond, soccer field, playground equipment, shelters and other general outdoor activities.   Lake Pittsfield also provides a wonderful area to observe and enjoy nature and the out-of-door. The 200 acre lake is located within a 480 acre park. The camping area is equipped with treated drinking water, electrical hookups, public telephone, lighted areas, and a trailer dumping station. FEES:  The camping fees and boat launching fees are set by the City Council and are subject to change.  Contact the City Clerk’s Office at  (217) 285-4484 for the current fees.   The motor limit for watercraft is 25 horse power.  Any boat with a larger motor must raise the motor and remove the propeller. Water skiing and swimming are prohibited. For additional information and a copy of the City Lake Brochure and permits can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office at 217-285-4484 or from the Park Ranger located at the Lake.  Following are the boat launching fees and camping fees.

BOAT LAUNCH FEES FOR  PIKE COUNTY RESIDENTS:

Annual Fee …………………………………………………………………………………………………. $10

Camper Boat Launch Annual Fee…………………………………………………………………. $10

Daily Fee……………………………………………………………………………………………………… $2 

BOAT LAUNCHING FEES FOR NON-RESIDENT OF PIKE COUNTY

Annual Fee …………………………………………………………………………………………………… $40

Camper Boat Launch Annual Fee ………………………………………………………………….. $20

Daily Fee ………………………………………………………………………………………………………   $5

Camper Daily Boat Launch Fee ………………………………………………………………………. $2 

CAMPING FEES

RV – Full Hook Up Daily Fee*…………………………………………………………………………. $12

Primitive Camping Daily Fee …………………………………………………………………………… $5 

*Amps available at the RV lake sites are 50/30/20.

Getting there: The City Lake is located approximately 2 miles east of U.S. 54 and 1.5 miles north of Il 106 in sections 9 & 16 of Newburg Township or approximately 2 miles east of Pittsfield.

For more information:

Please contact: City Hall
Phone: 217-285-4484
E-mail: pittsed@pittsfieldil.org