Ingleside - Fox Lake's Large Neighbor.
Low taxes, Eclectic neighborhoods & Good schools define Ingleside IL - an unincorporated township in Lake County located just south & east of Fox Lake - West of Round Lake & Barely Northeast of McHenry.
Ingleside boasts some of the lowest taxes in Lake & McHenry Counties as well as Long Lake, Wooster Lake, Duck Lake, Redhead & Brandenburg Lakes. Long & Redhead have Chain Access - no other Ingleside lake has access.
Ingleside is on Squaw Creek (also called Indian River) between Long Lake, Duck Lake, and Fox Lake.
Ingleside lies below the Long Lake Dam and above Fox Lake. Duck lake and most of the Long Lake area are part of Ingleside. Ingleside also goes northwest to Lake Villa, Illinois.
The Old Grant Township Hall (home of the Grant Township Museum), The Long Lake Dam, The Fox Lake bike trail, Dry Dock Laundromat and Dog-n-Suds. Dog-n-Suds is a 1950s-style drive-up complete with intercoms for ordering and car-hops to bring customers their food. They have a weekly classic car night and are open Tuesday–Sunday seasonally.
The primary elementary school district is Gavin School District 37 & Big Hollow School District 38 with Grant High School shared with Fox Lake.
In the 1960s, mammoth bones were found there. They are on display at the Lakes Region Historical Society Museum in Antioch, Illinois.
In 2008, the Long Lake Dam was rebuilt and modernized. The dam was built in 1930 and reinforced in 1968 and 2008. The Long Lake Dam allows the control of water flowing from Long Lake to Fox Lake and allows pleasure boat traffic from Long Lake to the rest of the Chain of Lakes.
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