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Fox-Lake is a town located in both McHenry and Lake Counties in the northeast corner of Illinois, near the Wisconsin border. It is centrally located in what is known as the "Chain O Lakes" region, which is one of the most popular waterways in the Midwest. In the late 1800s, wealthy sportsmen built private clubhouses in the Fox Lake area, which, at that time, was an isolated hunting and fishing region. As the 20th century brought improvements in transportation, the area became more accessible to the general public. Soon hotels, cottages and public resorts were built and Fox Lake became a popular vacation destination. The village of Fox Lake incorporated in 1907 and today has a population that exceeds 9,000. The community has evolved over the past fifty years from a resort town with a few summer cottages and resorts to a family residential community. Downtown Fox Lake is undergoing a complete revitalization and schools are expanding. Residents and visitors alike take advantage of the miles of beautiful shoreline that offer recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and sightseeing. Chain O Lakes State Park has 2,793 acres that adjoin three lakes - Grass, Marie and Nippersink plus the Fox River. The town of Fox Lake is 17 miles west of Waukegan and 46 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.

Surrounding areas: Evansville, Illinois (19.7 mi), Collinsville, Illinois (28.4 mi)

Fox Lake Vacation Rentals

Fox Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 8 Motel112 Warren DrWaterloo, IL3.4 mi.(618) 939-2020
Red Bud Motel1103 S MainRed Bud, IL11.5 mi.(618) 282-3962
Super 8 Motel1711 Hwy 2Pevely, MO11.5 mi.(636) 479-4900
Drury Inn1001 Veteran BlvdFestus, MO12.6 mi.(636) 933-2400
Comfort Inn Festus1303 Veterans BlvdFestus, MO13.4 mi.(636) 937-2888
Comfort Inn3610 W Outer RdArnold, MO13.8 mi.(636) 296-3000
Hunters Ridge5625 Hunters Vly CTST Louis, MO14.3 mi.(314) 892-8900
Lamaison De Rocher Country Inn2 Duclos And MainPraire Du Rocher, IL14.4 mi.(618) 284-3463
Ramada Limited & Suites2121 Ridge DrArnold, MO14.8 mi.(636) 282-2400
Best Western 55 South Inn6224 Heimos Industrial Park DrST Louis, MO15.6 mi.(314) 416-7639
Holiday Inn South4234 Butler Hill RdSaint Louis, MO16.2 mi.(314) 894-0700
Holiday Inn South County CTR6921 S Lindbergh BlvdST Louis, MO16.6 mi.(800) 264-6616
Oak Grove Inn6602 S LindberghST Louis, MO17.3 mi.(314) 894-9449
Motel 6 11386500 S Lindbergh BlvdST Louis, MO17.4 mi.(314) 892-3664
Gabriel Motel600 N State StFreeburg, IL17.6 mi.(618) 539-5588
Cinderella Motel1438 Centreville AveBelleville, IL17.7 mi.(618) 233-7410
Executive Inn1234 Centreville AveBelleville, IL17.7 mi.(618) 233-1234
Sleepy Hollow Motel601 S Belt WBelleville, IL17.8 mi.(618) 233-8680
Holiday Inn Express-cahokia1607 Pontiac DrCahokia, IL18.0 mi.(618) 332-2000
Days Inn2120 W Main StBelleville, IL18.4 mi.(618) 234-9400
Super 8 Motel600 E MainBelleville, IL18.8 mi.(618) 234-9670
Trails End Motel600 Water StEast Saint Louis, IL18.9 mi.(618) 337-2010
Budget Inn Motel Alorton4600 Missouri AveAlorton, IL19.0 mi.(618) 274-7018
Delux Motel4217 Missouri AveAlorton, IL19.0 mi.(618) 271-6861
Lakeside Motel4300 Missouri AveAlorton, IL19.0 mi.(618) 874-4700
Scott Lodge Motel1651 Old Hwy 158Belleville, IL19.0 mi.(618) 744-1244
Economy Inn Motel7109 Old Missouri AveEast ST Louis, IL19.1 mi.( ) -
Westerfield House Inn8059 Jefferson RdFreeburg, IL19.7 mi.(618) 539-5643
Belleville Motel931 S Belt WBelleville, IL19.9 mi.(618) 233-4551
Fairfield Inn By Marriott-fenton1680 Business Park CTFenton, MO20.4 mi.(636) 946-1900
Pear Tree Inn-fenton1100 S Hwy DrFenton, MO20.4 mi.(636) 343-8820
Stratford Inn800 S Hwy DrFenton, MO20.4 mi.(636) 343-5757
Towneplace Suites By Marriott1662 Fenton Businss Park CourtFenton, MO20.4 mi.(800) 257-3000
Princess Motel3700 Walnut AveAlorton, IL21.0 mi.(618) 274-3947
Holiday Inn Sw-Viking10709 Watson RdSaint Louis, MO21.4 mi.(314) 821-6600
Quality Inn Southwest3730 S Lindbergh BlvdSaint Louis, MO21.5 mi.(314) 842-1200
Days Inn - South3660 S Lindbergh BlvdSt Louis, MO21.6 mi.(314) 965-9733
First Western Inn6814 State StEast Saint Louis, IL22.0 mi.(618) 394-9001
Towne Place Suites By Marriott1662 Fenton Business Park CTFenton, MO22.3 mi.(636) 305-7000
Holiday Inn Express2625 Lafayette AveST Louis, MO22.3 mi.(314) 773-6500

Fox Lake Weather & Climate

Southwest Illinois has a four-season, humid continental climate. The weather is variable with hot, humid summers and cold winters. The region also experiences frequent, short fluctuations in temperature, humidity, cloudiness and wind direction. Thunderstorms occur frequently in spring and summer and Illinois is vulnerable to tornado activity. Average precipitation is 36-44 inches. Southern Illinois is hotter and receives more rain than the northern part of the state near Lake Michigan. Snowfall in southern Illinois is usually less than 15 inches, and as in summertime, temperatures in the south are somewhat higher than in the north. Spring and fall are often the most pleasant times of the year in the state of Illinois.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 20°F 2.32 in. -
February 44°F 25°F 2.40 in. -
March 54°F 35°F 3.73 in. -
April 66°F 44°F 4.16 in. -
May 75°F 54°F 4.04 in. -
June 84°F 63°F 4.01 in. -
July 88°F 68°F 4.25 in. -
August 86°F 66°F 3.13 in. -
September 79°F 58°F 3.41 in. -
October 68°F 47°F 3.05 in. -
November 54°F 36°F 4.21 in. -
December 42°F 25°F 3.40 in. -

Fox Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lambert St Louis International airport (STL) located about 32 miles northwest of Fox Lake in St. Louis, Missouri, the Perryville Municipal airport (K02) located approximately 34 miles southeast of Fox Lake in Perryville, Missouri, the Spirit Of St Louis airport (SUS) located roughly 35 miles northwest of Fox Lake in St. Louis, Missouri, and finally the St Louis Regional airport (ALN) located around 41 miles north of Fox Lake in Alton, Illinois.

Fox Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags St. LouisEurekaMO28.1 mi.
Water Parks
Raging Rivers Water ParkGraftonIL48.6 mi.
Caribbean Water AdventureSpringfieldIL108.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Fox Lake Country ClubFox LakeIL 
Acorns Golf LinksWaterlooIL3.4 mi.
Annbriar Golf CourseWaterlooIL3.4 mi.
Ridge Golf & Country ClubWaterlooIL3.4 mi.
Columbia Bridges Golf ClubColumbiaIL10.2 mi.
Columbia Golf ClubColumbiaIL10.2 mi.
River Lakes Golf CourseColumbiaIL10.2 mi.
Joachim Golf CourseHerculaneumMO10.9 mi.
North County Country ClubRed BudIL11.9 mi.
Crystal Highlands Golf ClubFestusMO12.3 mi.
Triple Lakes Golf ClubMillstadtIL12.6 mi.
Pomme Creek Golf CourseArnoldMO13.9 mi.
Elmwood Golf CourseBellevilleIL19.1 mi.
Orchards Golf CourseBellevilleIL19.1 mi.
Prairies of Cahokia Golf CourseCahokiaIL19.1 mi.
Westhaven Golf CourseBellevilleIL19.1 mi.
Yorktown Golf ComplexBellevilleIL19.1 mi.
Lakewood Golf ClubFentonMO20.1 mi.
Riverside Golf ClubFentonMO20.1 mi.
Tapawingo National Golf ClubSunset HillsMO20.1 mi.
Raintree Country ClubHillsboroMO20.9 mi.
Clinton Hill Country ClubBellevilleIL21.6 mi.
Paradise Valley Golf & Country ClubHigh RidgeMO21.7 mi.
Sugar Creek Golf CourseHigh RidgeMO21.7 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ClubHouse SpringsMO22.2 mi.
House Springs Public Golf CourseHouse SpringsMO22.2 mi.
Stonewolf Golf ClubFairview HeightsIL22.4 mi.
Eagle Springs Golf CourseSaint LouisMO22.6 mi.
Emerald Greens Golf CourseSaint LouisMO22.6 mi.
Normandie Golf CourseSaint LouisMO22.6 mi.
State Parks
Mastodon State ParkMO12.4 mi. 
Fort Chartres State ParkIL14.9 mi. 
Holten State ParkIL21.1 mi. 
Cahokia Mounds State ParkIL25.5 mi. 
Castlewood State ParkMO25.8 mi. 
Horseshoe Lake State ParkIL27.2 mi. 
Fort Kaskaskia State ParkIL27.7 mi. 
Saint Francois State ParkMO28.6 mi. 
Washington State ParkMO30.8 mi. 
Hawn State ParkMO32.8 mi. 
Babler State ParkMO35.5 mi. 
Saint Joe State ParkMO38.5 mi. 
Labor & Industry MuseumBellevilleIL19.0 mi.(History)
Fenton History MuseumFentonMO20.4 mi.(History)
McCabe Powers Historical MuseumSt. LouisMO23.1 mi.(History)
Museum of Westward Expansion-Gateway ArchSt. LouisMO23.1 mi.(History)
International Bowling Museum and Hall of FameSt. LouisMO23.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Forum for Contemporary ArtSt. LouisMO23.1 mi.(Art)
Laumeier Sculpture Park and MuseumSt. LouisMO23.1 mi.(Art)
St. Louis Art MuseumSt. LouisMO23.1 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
St. Louis Zoological ParkSt. LouisMO23.1 mi.
Henson Robinson ZooSpringfieldIL108.2 mi.

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