Lakes, Parks / Shelters

2020 Lake Update

We have 3 beautiful lakes.  The North Lake is located on Baer Road, Tremont, IL across from AG-Land FS. The South East Lake is located on Baer Road, Tremont, IL behind Jack’s Café. The South West Lake is located at the end of East South Street, Tremont, IL. The lakes offer fishing (permit required) as well as open areas for walking (dogs allowed on a leash only) and a trail for walking or bike riding.  Please follow the social distance guidelines as listed below while visiting lake properties.

Fishing is allowed with Permit Only.  We offer Resident and Non-Resident fees listed below. The permit is valid the same dates as the Illinois State Fishing License which is March 30, 2020, through March 31, 2021. *Current COVID -19 Restrictions apply.
Currently, our Office is Closed to visitors due to the safety guidelines for the COVID-19 precautions. 
We will temporarily waive the fishing permit requirement for our RESIDENTS ONLY through April 30, 2020. We hope to be able to re-open to serve visitors in May.  At that time we will reinstate the permit requirement and open permit sales.
By order of the Department of Natural Resources, you must have a State of Illinois Fishing License to fish in the Tremont Lakes.

Tremont Lakes Rules and Regulations are posted at each lake.  Through April 30 Fishing is open to Residents Only.

We asked that the social distancing guidelines are followed and reserve the right to close the lakes as needed for the safety of the community.  Social distancing guidelines posted below include staying  6 feet from others.

Fishing Permits

In order to purchase a fishing permit, you need to have a

2020 Illinois State Fishing License and pay the fee for the permit.

$25.00 Resident

$20.00 Senior Resident

$45.00 Non Resident

$20.00 For Exempt/Veteran/Military

Please be sure to check out our 2020 Fishing Rules & Regulations


One-Day Fishing Permit

You must have a 2020 Illinois State Fishing License and obtain a permit at the park district office or the pool.

$3.00 for a guest of a 2020 fishing permit holder

$5.00 for Residents

$10.00 for Non-Residents

The one-day permit does NOT apply to ice fishing.




$20.00 Resident

$25.00 Non-Resident





Shelters 2020 Update

Currently, we are following the Executive Order and CDC guidelines and therefore gatherings are restricted in our Park Shelters.  Once the order is lifted we will have shelters available for rent at City Park and Cullinan Park.

You may also rent the Sampson Street Building which is 3300 square feet plus a kitchen and batting cages after the required closures are lifted.

Click on the form below for park ordinances, conditions of use & rental prices.

Sampson Building


Batting Cages

2 Hour Rental

Resident $60.00

Non Resident $85.00

30 Min                         Resident $5.00

                                      Non Resident N/A

1 Hour                          Resident $10.00

                                      Non Resident $35.00

Batting Cage Waiver Must Be Signed 

Additional Hour


Security Deposit 


City Park Large Shelter

City Park Small

Shortcake Shelter

Cullinan Park shelter

4 Hour Rental

0-50 people





51-100 people





101-150 people





151+ people





250+ people





Additional Hours





W/ Ball Field 




Forms & Documents

  2020 Fishing Permit Application, Rules and Regulations
Size (Kb): 23 KB
Last Updated: 3/31/2020
  2020 Shelter Reservation Form
Size (Kb): 731 KB
Last Updated: 3/31/2020
  Sampson Street/Batting Cages Form
Size (Kb): 205 KB
Last Updated: 7/24/2019