Pittsfield Lake – A Hidden Jewel! (Only 17 miles from the lodge!)
You can take a lunch and go for a beautiful picnic; this lake is even great for fishing. Enjoy this 200 acre lake surrounded by 480 acres of recreational land that the public can use. This lake has great crappie fishing in the spring and is also stocked with Bass, Bluegill, Walleye, and Stripers. http://www.pittsfieldil.org/community/recreation/pittsfield-city-lake
Fishing at Pittsfield Lake is self guided, so bring your fishing poles and tackle. There is a bait shop in Pittsfield.
Fishing Ponds at Heartland Lodge
There are two fishing ponds located at the OHV park. Fishing is all catch and release for these two ponds. Both ponds are not easily accessible by walking. The use of an ATV or UTV is recommended (Our ATV & UTV rentals are not available to access the fishing ponds). A state OHV sticker and ATV day pass are required to access the OHV park. Both are sold at Heartland Lodge.