Boating Lake County Blog

Lake of the Week: Dia­mond Lake

Cardboard Regatta

This beau­ti­ful, glacial­ly formed, 153-acre lake is locat­ed in north­east­ern Lake Coun­ty, with­in the Vil­lage of Mundelein. Dia­mond Lake is home to the pop­u­lar Dia­mond Lake Beach and Recre­ation Cen­ter, which offers a sandy beach, grassy areas, and shad­ed pic­nic grove and is a sum­mer­time des­ti­na­tion for swim­ming, boat­ing, fish­ing, boat rentals and spe­cial events — like the zany Card­board Regat­ta, which will be held this year on August 6.

In the 1800’s to ear­ly 1900’s, before elec­tric refrig­er­a­tors, Dia­mond Lake was the source of ice for the numer­ous ice­hous­es that sup­plied near­by Libertyville.

Dia­mond Lake has a max­i­mum depth of 23 feet and an aver­age depth of 7 feet. There’s one boat ramp open to the pub­lic, and a fee is required. You’ll find great fish here, includ­ing cat­fish, north­ern pike, muskie, sun­fish, yel­low perch, bluegill and yel­low bass. It’s line fish­ing only with a two-pole limit.

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