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Lake Killarney (Illinois)

Lake Killarney is a subdivision surrounding a private lake located to the west of the Fox River in unincorporated Cary and Crystal Lake, Illinois. It is located 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Chicago. Lake Killarney residents have exclusive lake rights to an 80-acre (320,000 m2) spring fed lake.

Lake Killarney
LocationMcHenry County, Illinois[1]
Coordinates42°14′22″N 88°15′29″W / 42.23944°N 88.25806°W / 42.23944; -88.25806
TypeGlacial lake
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area80 acres (320,000 m2)
Average depth3 m (9.8 ft)
Max. depth12 m (39 ft)
Water volume426,000 m3 (15,000,000 cu ft)
SettlementsCary, Illinois

The Lake Killarney Home Owners Association was incorporated March 15, 1962, and is the sole owner of the "Common Properties" known as Lake Killarney (the lake itself), its two beaches, parkland areas, along with various sections of property surrounding the lake.

Lake Killarney residents enjoy several annual events including a Christmas tree burn in January, an Easter Egg Hunt at Easter time, an annual neighborhood garage sale in May, a pig roast and fishing contest in August each year and a Halloween party in October. Residents participate in Beach cleanup for East and West beach in May. Board meetings are held each month and there are two general membership meetings each year to decide on budget and other issues.


Lake Killarney LakeEdit

Lake Killarney 42°14′22″N 88°15′29″W / 42.23944°N 88.25806°W / 42.23944; -88.25806 is a 80-acre (320,000 m2) glacial lake located in McHenry County, northwest of Cary. The lake has a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m), an average of 10 feet (3.0 m), and a storage capacity of 345 acre feet (426,000 m3). Lake Killarney serves as a recreational lake for its residences. Residents practice catch and release to assure the fish stay plentiful. A valid Illinois Fishing license is required. Swimming, fishing, row-boating or canoeing, and sail-boating are the major uses of the lake. Access is limited to subdivision members only. No motors of any kind are allowed on the lake.

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