Our Location and Directions

Bangs Lake is a natural glacial lake located in northeastern Illinois’ Lake County and is considered a popular destination for family recreation in the Chicagoland area. The lake is managed by the Village of Wauconda, in cooperation with the Lake County Health Department Lakes Management Unit and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Although the majority of property around the lake is privately owned, the Wauconda Park District maintains the community’s public beach and its facilities.

  • All fish must be caught on Bang’s Lake only. The FishDonkey App takes the photo, it is timestamped and GPS tells us your location.
  • Parking will be on your own this year. We ask that you respect the residents around the lake by not parking in yards. We also ask you to respect the lake and clean up after yourself.