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Geoffrey Ortman
Lake Superintendent

101 Sweeney Dr
Taylorville, Illinois 62568-1944
Phone: (217) 824-5606


Summer Marina Office Hours: Monday-Tuesday-Thursday 10AM-4PM | Friday & Saturday 9AM-6PM | Sunday 10 AM-6PM |Closed Wednesday

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Lake Taylorville is located three (3) miles south of Taylorville, Illinois. The 1200 acre Lake was built in 1962.

The City of Taylorville relies on the Lake as its main source of water and recreation. Two (2) public parks, the Optimist and Kiwanis parks provide picnicking and family enjoyment. A public beach is also available. Camping is available from April 1st thru October 31st. Boating and fishing are available almost year round.  The Lake has 4 cabins for rent.  It has approximately 373 Lake lots and 95 permanent campsites for lease annually.  It also has 12 overnight campsites with water and electricity furnished.  There are also 5 tent campsites.  At the Marina, there is a laundry facility with a washer and dryer and is located inside the Marina building.  The Kiwanis Park has 2 pavilions that can be reserved for family functions, birthday parties or reunions.

Geoffrey Ortman is responsible for directing the work force in the maintenance of the Lake and Lake associated projects, the Lake roads, camping, boating and various Lake activities.  The Lake Department also takes care of the Bike Trail from Taylorville to the Prison.

The Lake Department has three full time employees, two permanent part-time lake employees, two contract employees and three part-time summer/college students to help during the summer season.

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