965 Westshore Drive Fox Lake, IL
If a vacation on the Fox River Chain of Lakes appeals to you, Dunns Lake in the Chicagoland Region is just the ticket. This small lake, reached via a short channel from Nippersink Lake, is just far enough from the main lakes to be reasonably quiet but close enough that you won't miss a thing. Compared to many of the lakes in the chain, Dunns Lake is small in area but big in accommodations: newer condos around the lake are often available as vacation rentals, making this a perfect spot to schedule a summer getaway.
The Fox River Chain of Lakes is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Chicago area. The large lakes in the chain -- Fox, Grass, Pistakee, Petite, Bluff, Marie, Channel, Catherine, Redhead, Nippersink and Spring Lakes -- and several smaller lakes such as Dunns Lake, together with a 45-mile stretch of the Fox River, make up a recreational paradise only 45 miles from Chicago. Water level control on the entire Fox River Chain O'Lakes is controlled by a series of dams on the Fox River. The dams, under the control of the Illinois Division of Water Resources, maintain recreational water levels and control flooding.