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The Trail System is approximately 14.5 miles around the perimeter of Lake Carroll. Boaters enjoy the fireworks display set off from the dam. Annual Kids Fishing Derby West Marina - Boat Launch and Concession Stand Labor Day Weekend on Lake Carroll. Aerial photos by Steve Schleede. Making snow at the Ski Hill. Annual Venetian Lighted Boat Parade The lower level patio at the Clubhouse - a great place to hold an outside event! Lake Carroll Clubhouse Restaurant & Pro Shop Campground and Plumtree Recreation Area including tennis courts, Lodge, Ski & Tube Hills, and Aquatic Complex. Photo by Rick Brant, LC Photography Club The original trail swinging bridge. The outdoor pool has an easy zero walk-in entrance. Kids love playing in the entry geysers. Plumtree Recreation Area: Aquatic Complex (Indoor & Outdoor Pools) and Plumtree Lodge (Ski Rental, Hideaway Bar, Barrel Snack Shack, Kids Game Room, & Banquet Facility) The tennis courts are within walking distance from the Campgrounds, Pools, and Plumtree Lodge. Aquatic Complex - Indoor Pool open year around One of the Trail Club's annual rides.

Welcome to the official Lake Carroll website.
The only website sponsored by Lake Carroll.

Located in the northwestern corner of Illinois, Lake Carroll is a private residential recreational community. Just 2 hours west of Chicago or 20 minutes east of the Mississippi River. Click here for directions to Lake Carroll.

Spring, summer, winter or fall, Lake Carroll has it all. Whether you're looking for a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city-life, or a place to go for the weekend and have activities for the whole family, Lake Carroll is the place for you.

Lake Carroll's four-season development offers a wide range of activities including: a 640 acre lake offering water sports, a semi-private 18-hole golf course, majestic scenic surroundings and wildlife, Lodge, 14 miles of trails to enjoy on your ATV or horse, a campground, Ski Hill, Aquatic Complex, Fish Hatchery, Equestrian, Lake Carroll Clubhouse/Restaurant, and so much more.

For Photo Albums of our different amenities, as well as various events and storms, click here. Additional albums may be available to LCA Members if you log on.

If you have questions about Lake Carroll, please choose from the following contact options:

* Call our office at 815-493-2552. Dial 0 to reach the Customer Service Staff.
* Send an email to
* Click Contact Us to be redirected to an online form.
* Or you may find our Local Resources or Staff Listing webpages helpful in contacting a staff member or department directly.

Check us out on a 2018 episode of
Aired Monday, February 26, 2018, 9:00pm CT

The Holt family was featured and we are happy they joined our community. If you would like to watch their journey to choose their "Lake House Get-Away in Illinois," click HERE to view on YouTube.


If no specific positions are listed below, you can contact Human Resources 815-493-2552 ext 113 to see if there are any openings not posted. Current job opportunities:

Clubhouse - Contact the HR at
Full- and part-time positions are available and previous bartending experience is preferred. Applicants must be Bassett trained.
Food Servers:
Full- and part-time positions are available.
Kitchen Staff:
Full- and part-time line cooks, prep staff, and pizza cook positions are available.
Full- and part-time hostess positions are available.

Please send resumes and employment applications to: or drop them off at the Admin Office.

Golf Maintenance: None at this time.

Maintenance - Contact Facilities Manager at 815-291-2898
Part-time Maintenance Staff (up to 24 hours per week)
Qualifications: Preferred experience in carpentry, grounds maintenance, mechanical or operating construction equipment. Experience in diesel and hydraulic repairs strongly considered. CDL qualification will be given a preference. Must work independently and efficiently. Compensation to be commensurate with applicant’s previous work experience.

Pro Shop: None at this time.

Ski Hill & Tube Tow - Contact Facilities Manager at 815-291-2898:
Fall 2018 - Various positions for this winter amenity - instructors, rental shop, ski hill and tube tow hill attendants. Access the application below or pick one up at the LCA Admin Office.

West Marina Concession: None at this time.

Security - Contact Security Supervisor at 815-493-2552 ext 18: None at this time.

Click here to locate and print LCA Employment Application: Find "Forms - Employment" in the Document List. Submit all three completed documents (application, background check, & drug policy) for a valid application to Lake Carroll Association, 3-200 Association Dr, Lake Carroll, IL 61046, or scan and email to


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