A Tranquil Community

Lake Wildwood Association was established on March 3, 1968. It is a private, gated community centrally located between Chicago and Peoria, near Varna, Illinois.

Lake Wildwood boasts two lakes. The largest, Lake Wildwood, is 220 acres offering boating, fishing and swimming. Lake Tanglewood is 18 acres and is strictly a fishing lake located near our private campground.

Lake Wildwood Association is a Homeowners association, governed by Restrictive Covenants, By-Laws, and Rules and Regulations.

What We Offer

  • • Two lakes, Wildwood & Tanglewood, for swimming, fishing and boating.
  • • Spacious lodge which hosts Association events & functions.
  • • Private campground with seasonal & daily camping.
  • • Swimming pool.
  • • Tennis court.
  • • Basketball court.
  • • Playgrounds.
  • • Volleyball nets (beach/pavilion areas).
  • • Marina boat slips.
  • • Seasonal concession stand with hot food, ice cream, snacks and more.

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Some Helpful Information

How do we get to Lake Wildwood?

Lake Wildwood Association, Inc. is located at 1000 Lake Wildwood Drive in Varna, IL 61375.

View a map of Lake Wildwood

When is the Lake Wildwood Office open?

The Lake Wildwood Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During the summer months (May until September) the Office will also be open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The summer hours start on Memorial Day weekend and end on Labor Day weekend.

What is your fax number?

Information can be faxed to Lake Wildwood at (309) 463-2085.

Am I able to rent the lodge for private functions?

If you are a member of Lake Wildwood Association, Inc., you may rent the lodge for private functions. Please note that the lodge may NOT be rented from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend as it is open to all members during our busy summer months. The lodge may be rented for a full day or on a per-hour basis. Contact the Office for more information!

What sort of events and programs are hosted at Lake Wildwood?

There is always something to do at Lake Wildwood! We have a wide array of events and programs - some are hosted monthly while others are hosted annually. A few examples are: