Boating and Swimming

Mill Creek Park and Lake

Clark County Park District operates with a cooperative agreement with Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Perservation of the fishery and resources within and around the lake are the utmost importance. All IDNR rules and regulations apply at Mill Creek Lake.


Fishing Regulations:

  1. Fishermen must follow creel limits for Mill Creek Lake and are subject to additional, statewide fishing regulations for Illinois sport fishing.
  2. No person shall remove the head or tail of fish which length limits apply while on waters. Length is measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail.
  3. No fish shall be cleaned or discarded in waters, along shoreline, or in woods of Mill Creek Park. Receptacles are available for disposing of fish wastes. 
  4. No bank poles or trot lines are permitted in any area of Mill Creek Lake.
  5. The A-rig with more than 2 hooks is illegal in Mill Creek Lake.
  6. All live bait greater than 8" must be rigged with a quick set rig.


Creel Limits

  • Large Mouth or Small Mouth Bass-Daily

* 4 Fish < 15" and 1 Fish = or > to 15"; (5 fish total daily harvest limit)

  • Crappie

* 25 Fish Daily Limit to which Only 2 fish can be  > or = to 12"

  • Channel Catfish

* 6 Fish Daily Limit

  • Pure Muskellunge

* 1 Fish -Must be 42" min length Daily limit



Weather Information Mill Creek Park and Lake


About Us

Mill Creek Park is located 7 miles Northwest of Marshall, IL on the Lincoln Heritage Trail Road (Clarksville Road). Mill Creek Park opened May 29, 1982 and consists of 2,600 acres of land, with 811 acres of water. Our Mission is to "manage and preserve the natural resources and provide health and recreational opportunities".

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Mill Creek Park
20482 N. Park Entrance Rd.
Marshall, IL 62441
Fax: 217-889-3900

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