Your premier boating destination is right here. 

Welcome to the premier website dedicated to outdoor fun on the beautiful lakes and waterways of Lake County, Illinois.

Fishing, waterskiing, canoeing, sailing, paddle-boarding or kayaking—Lake County has it all—on 75 sparkling lakes and mile after mile of magnificent Lake Michigan shoreline.

Bring your own boat. Take out a rental. Or go for a charter cruise. There are so many ways to enjoy the beauty and fun of Lake County boating.


Smoke on the water: Grilling on your boat

Why limit yourself to grilling on shore, when you can do it on your boat? Food just seems to taste better when you’re out enjoying a lake or waterway in Lake County. And grilling adds a lot more versatility to on-the-water mealtime: Chicken legs, shish kabobs, bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled asparagus…the list is endless. There’s a wide selection of grills suitable for a boat. And with the proper hardware you can mount these grills on a ski pylon, gunwale railing or the ski platform. Boat grills come in three basic but distinctly different forms: Gas, charcoal, and electric. Each has its advantages. You can find a grill that’s right for you from between $100 to $300, though you can spend more. Magma, Dickenson and Kuuma are popular brands that we love. So, all aboard, and let’s get cooking! Continue reading

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