Amenities

Experience the excitement of boating on stunning Apple Canyon Lake! Enjoy waterskiing and tubing on the main lake area or anchor in one of the no-wake bays or coves to paddleboard, kayak, or relax with family and friends. The ACL Marina offers full boating services and products.

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Enjoy endless hours at the state-of-the-art swimming pool complex with zero-entry edge and kid-friendly fun features. Dive off the 12-foot deep end of the pool, jump from the “Swim Rock” into the refreshing waters of Washington Cove, or sunbathe and relax at sandy Nixon Beach.

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The 15 miles of natural shoreline of Apple Canyon Lake is known for its great fishing! Bass is the principal fish swimming in the lake’s water, joined by Walleye, Tiger Muskie, Northern Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, and Catfish.

Golf the Canyon! Residents or visitors are welcome to play one of northwest Illinois’ most scenic and challenging golf courses. Do you like uphill, downhill, and sidehill shots? The 9-hole course which winds through lovely hills and valleys has it all! Stop by the ACL pro shop for a sandwich and cold beverage.

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Explore Apple Canyon Lake! Property owners and guests can hike, bike, or ride a UTV with ACL sticker on the lake’s 13 miles of beautiful, wooded trails encircling the lake. You may even see an occasional deer or wild turkey on the way!

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The ACL Clubhouse and Property Owners Association offices overlook the pool and lake. The complex is an activity hub for residents and guests with special events, meetings, and fun for all ages. A complete kitchen and dance floor is perfect for member rentals to entertain for weddings, dinner receptions and parties.

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Dock your boat or drive up for casual dining at The Cove Restaurant & Lounge, serving everything from appetizers to steaks. The Cove serves American cuisine for lunch and dinner where you can overlook the scenic waters of Apple Canyon Lake while dining either indoors or on the outdoor deck.

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Property owners can bring their RV camper or tent and vacation at ACL’s family-friendly campground that is within walking distance to Nixon Beach. The campground offers both improved and unimproved sites, complete bathhouse facilities, and a new playground sports area for children and youth.

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Lake property owners welcome the beauty of winter with its pristine snow covered hills and frozen coves and bays. Snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing provide hours of fun for the whole family.

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