Wondering and Wandering – Vol. 1

Hi everyone! This month on Wondering and Wandering, we’re going to chat about lake destinations in Williamson Co. Before we dive in, I want to share a little bit about myself! My name is Mikayla and I am a life-long resident of Southern Illinois. My goal is to help ya’ll find the best that Williamson Co. has to offer. This is for visitors that want to experience So. IL like locals AND locals that want to experience So. IL like visitors!

But enough of that, let’s dip our toes in and plan a getaway.


Wondering and Wandering: Dive Into Lake Destinations

The National Wildlife Refuge offers an incredible opportunity to discover nature, uninterrupted. Crab Orchard Lake, Little Grassy Lake, and Devils Kitchen Lake share an area of Southern Illinois that is truly breathtaking.

Okay, but what can we do there?

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Camping

No boat? No problem! The marinas offer pontoon boat rentals, paddle boat rentals, and canoe rentals! Nearby shops also offer live bait, fishing license, and other essentials. Unwind with some great fishing, cut the cords and camp primitively, or simply take in some of the best views this area has to offer! A perfect escape for a tranquil weekend alone or for a family looking to make life-long memories together!


Wondering and Wandering: Dive Into Lake Destinations

The Lake of Egypt is a vibrant destination for boaters and anglers alike. With accommodations ranging from primitive camping, RV campsites, cabins, private home rentals, and a hotel, there is someplace for everyone and every budget!

Again, what can we do there?

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Dining & Drinking
  • Boating
  • Tubing
  • Water Skiing
  • Camping

The surrounding area offers several local restaurants and bars to ensure that you never have to leave the water! Enjoy all that the summer season has to offer with boat rentals and marina shops with all the necessary accessories! With so many amenities and so much natural beauty, this is the perfect place to go tubing with the kids or to pack a cooler, load up the boat, and spend time with old friends!




Read More About Williamson County Here:

Spring Happenings – March 28th, 2019

2019 Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show – January 25th, 2019

Shop Local – December 19th, 2018

Go Wild! – November 28th, 2018

Fall is Upon Us! – September 14th, 2018

What is a Sister City? – August 24th, 2018

FYI: HerrinFesta Italiana – May 9th, 2018

Crown Brew Coffee Company – March 14th, 2018

2018 Southern Illinois Boat and Fishing Show – February 2nd, 2018