Lake Carroll Association

Lake Carroll Entrance Lake Carroll Association was established on May 15th, 1972 by Russwood of Illinois, Inc., who purchased 5,000 acres of land for 50 million dollars. The then farmland was soon to become a premier second home community with the state’s largest man-made body of water. Nearly 50 years later, Lake Carroll has maintained their commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the recreation-oriented community nearly 6,000 members call home. Lake Carroll Association is a private, planned community, governed and owned by their members.

Property owners in the planned residential community collectively own 1,340 acres of recreational amenities in addition to their own properties. These include an 18-hole golf course and Clubhouse with restaurant that are open to the public. Other member only amenities include 14 miles of ATV/walking/hiking trails, Lake Carroll for boating, swimming and outstanding fishing, a marina complex, an equestrian center, a campground and the Pinetree Recreation Lodge.