Sunset Lake is located 3 1/2 miles west of Girard, IL. Our lake is a 173-acres of pristine waters to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, skiing and tubing.
July 29, 1954 the Girard Community Lake Association, consisting of, George Kemp, Harry Wallace, Ray Krebaum, James Coultas, Verner Hunt, Orval Lomelino, Owen Foster, Charles Gibbel, M. G Miller, S. O. Smith Jr organized and began to construct a lake to establish recreational facilities and to promote the conservation of wild game and fish-life by the members. On August 29, 1955 the name was changed to Sunset Lake Association. The association maintains approximately 10 miles of private roads around the lake. All land is owned by the Association and leased to the members on a 99 year lease.
The Association maintains a community center, consisting of the Office and Hanauer Hall in addition to a garage. A Firehouse manned by Girard Volunteer Fire Department was constructed in 2010 by the Association. Hanauer Hall was dedicated to Robert Hanauer (pictured to the right), without whom, there wouldn't be a Community Center. Hanauer worked tirelessly to move the Association office from the town square in Girard to Association property. His love and dedication to the Sunset Lake Association was honored by the dedication of the community hall being named after him.
Sunset Lake is a residential association with beautiful homes that fit various budgets. Contact our office to get a listing of homes currently for sale.