Bluff Lake Waterfront Real Estate


Bluff Lake is located in Antioch Township, IL towards the northeast of the Chain O'Lakes.  Bluff Lake receives most of its water from Lake Marie which is to the north and water exits Bluff Lake to the south via a canal leading to Spring Lake.  Bluff Lake is a glacially formed lake 86 acres in size and the deepest point of the lake is 28 feet.  Read more about Bluff Lake. 

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Bluff Lake Quick Facts

Bluff Lake Size: 86 acres
Bluff Lake Depth: 31 feet
Full Power on Bluff Lake: Yes
Bluff Lake Navigable to the adjacent lakes: Yes.  

Bluff Lake Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of Bluff Lake?  

Bluff Lake has one of the top water clarities on the chain and is considered one of the most scenic due to the shape and size of the lake.  Furthermore, there are great vantage points to enjoy the sunset.  If you enjoy people watching from afar, the hum of powerboating through the weekend and access to a full-service marina and two restaurants on your lake: Bluff Lake should be sought after for your lifestyle.  

What are the disadvantages of Bluff Lake? 

One disadvantage of Bluff Lake is since its’ a smaller lake with access from the north and to the south there can be a lot of congestion on the Lake with boat/waverunner traffic (especially on weekends and holidays).  It keeps to the west and south with the north-eastern portion of the lake remains quieter in comparison.  Not considered a quiet or secluded lake. 

Where is Bluff Lake located?  

Bluff lake is located in Antioch Township. 

What schools service Bluff Lake homes? 

Antioch School District.

Is there a lot of boat traffic on Bluff Lake? 

Having two destinations with both Steitz's Resort and Sunset Grill on a small-scenic lake there is congestion with traffic coming in and out of the canals from both the north and the south.  The traffic flow stays to the south and west following access to destinations on the lake and in and out of the canals.  This gives an opportunity in the north where boaters may anchor and take a swim as the traffic flows to the south.  Despite that, a sense of appreciation given the scenic quality of the small lake this property is highly sought after for those who enjoy the fun of watching others and the distant hum of powerboats making their way through especially on the weekends.

Do people swim in Bluff Lake? 

People can swim off the shoreline or in the no-wake area away from boat traffic.

Is Bluff Lake a good fishing lake?

Yes, this lake has good fishing even at the shoreline due to some pockets of cover where fish congregate you can catch an array of Panfish, Catfish, Bass, Walleye, Northern and Muskellunge (Muskie).  

Are there restaurants you can dock at around Bluff Lake? 

The Sunset Grill is a great place to stop and have food and drinks. They also have live music on certain days.  Steitz Resort has a restaurant too. 

Are there boat ramps, marinas, or gas available for watercraft off Bluff Lake? 

Yes, Steitz's Resort offers boat slips, boat storage, access to the chain for the day with a boat ramp and a restaurant. Lupas Resort also offers boat slips.

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