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Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 10

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Location: Pyramid State Park is located south of Pinckneyville in Perry County. The Captain Section is accessed off Panda Bear Road. From State Route 127, head west on Pyatt-Cutler Road. About 6 miles west of Pyramid State Park, turn north onto Panda Bear Road.

Description: Black Duck Lake is former coal slurry pond located just south of Super Lake in the Captain Unit of Pyramid State Park. The lake is roughly 10 acres in size and is relatively shallow.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: This lake has never been sampled due to shallow water and difficulty of access with an electrofishing boat. The lake's potential as a sport fishery is likely limited due lack of sufficient depth.

Additional Lake Information: 2 pole and line fishing only and bowfishing is allowed. All live bait in excess of 8" must be rigged with a quick set rig. Please note that fishing is prohibited from November 1 through February 28. Maps of 23 lakes located on the Arch Portion of Pyramid State Park can be obtained via email by sending a request to

Contact Information:
Pyramid State Park
Nick Abell - IDNR Fisheries Biologist