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Lake Sara

Routes 32-33 North, Effingham, IL 62401


Lake Sara offers tons of fun activities, including boating, kayaking, tubing and more. Enjoy a beautiful view from one of the restaurants on the lake. Camping and supply stores for all your lake-day needs are available.

A quiet cove at dawn, where the only sound is the whir of a casting reel and the gentle splash of the fly hitting the water’s surface... that’s Lake Sara. A sunny afternoon slalom skiing behind a powerboat or running along the beach... that’s Lake Sara. A family picnic in the grass at water’s edge or a family reunion, with fried chicken and the works, under one of the pavilions... that’s Lake Sara. Lake Sara is an 800-acre recreational lake nestled into a wooded shoreline, encircled by a winding road. Spend a day, a week, or a season on the shores of Lake Sara. Lake Sara has something for everyone in every season of the year.

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