Pistakee Bay Waterfront Real Estate

Chain_O_Lakes/pistakee-bay-waterfront-real-estateWaterfront homes on Pistakee Bay are considered very desirable for a few reasons. One is they are situated on larger than average parcels many of which are larger than 1/2 acre. Another reason is many of the lots are flat which is great for utilizing backyard space. Lastly, most of the home sites on Pistakee Bay are not located in the flood plain which ultimately means they are less likely to flood and less expensive to insure.  Read more about Pistakee Bay

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Pistakee Bay Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any disadvantages to Pistakee Bay?  

One disadvantage to lake living is that you have to remove your pier and lift during the winter months.  Luckily this lake has multiple marinas and services available to assist with this need.  See the marinas listed below.  Waterfront property on this bay, in particular, is in high demand causing the price to be well above average compared to the rest of the Chain O' Lakes.

Where is Pistakee Bay located?   

Pistakee Bay is located on the southern end of Pistakee Lake in McHenry County.  It is within the city of Johnsburg Illinois.  It is located near shopping, restaurants, bars, marinas and more. 

What schools service Pistakee Bay homes? 

Johnsburg School District 12. 

Is there a lot of boat traffic on Pistakee Bay and are there any private sections?  

There is a fair amount of boat traffic on Pistakee Bay but plenty of folks that swim off the sand bar. There are no wake sections that you can anchor in.

Do people swim in Pistakee Bay? 

Yes, most people anchor and swim in Pistakee Bay. 

Is Pistakee Bay a good fishing lake?

Yes, this lake offers a variety of fish such as bluegill, carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, white bass, white crappie, yellow bass and yellow perch.  This lake is open all year and has ice fishing available in the winter.  

Are there restaurants you can dock at around Pistakee Bay? 

Yes, some of the restaurants include DockersThe Lake HouseFamous Freddies,  McDonalds and Studio Hot Rods Smokehouse

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

Yes, The Boat House Chicago at Bald Knob is a large marina that offers boat storage, service, boat ramps, gasoline and a convenient store.  There are also additional marinas that offer watercraft service and storage such as Ben Watts MarinaFive Star Boat Center and MarinaChain O' Lakes Marina

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