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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.

 


Towing? Make sure you’re ‘showing’: Fly your flag!

Waterskiing, tubing and wake boarding are great ways to enjoy the lakes and waterways in Lake County. And keeping your passengers safe while they’re in the water is vital. So be aware that a 2015 Illinois state law now requires that any watercraft that is towing a person must display a bright orange or red flag—often called a ‘skier-down flag.’ The flag alerts other boaters there is someone being towed, and if they’re not visible, they could be down and hard to see in the water. Here are the key requirements for your Skier-Down flag: The flag has to be at least 12 inches per side. It must be displayed from the time the person being towed enters the water until she or he returns to the boat. The flag must fly from the highest part of the area surrounding the boat's helm...Continue reading

Upcoming Events

07/01/16

Sister Hazel at Blarney Island

07/01/16 - 07/04/16

Blarney Island 4th of July Festival Weekend

07/08/16

Beginning Paddling Class

07/09/16

14th Annual Fishing Derby

07/16/16

32nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show

07/16/16

Cops N' Bobber's Fishing Derby

07/15/16 - 07/17/16

Blarney Gras Weekend

07/23/16

Competition Bassmasters of Northern Illinois' Annual Fishing Should Be Fun Fishing Derby

View all events at VisitLakeCounty.org

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