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Introducing BoatingLakeCounty.com. Here, you’ll find the information you need to boat safely and enjoyably in Lake County, Illinois. Bring your boat, rent a boat or charter a boat, whether you’re into fishing, waterskiing, canoeing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, or sailing you’ll find fun on our 75 lakes and miles of Lake Michigan beachfront.

Thank you Waukegan Harbor

A special shout out to Jaime and Terri for their hospitality in allowing BoatingLakeCounty.com to share their booth space at the Chicago Boat Sports & RV show. We had a great time and met a lot of wonderful Illinois boaters.

Preaching Boating Safety

Jim Kelsey of Gordy's Boats in Fox Lakes talks to Visit Lake County Marketing Manager, Anthony, about the basic needs for a safe day on the water.

Recharge Your Senses with These Inspiring Places!

Spring is a time of renewal and it can be hard to find beautiful places that help bring your spirits back to life.  If you’re looking for interesting locations to explore, Lake County has everything from breathtaking views of natural … Continue reading

Ice Fishing: Have An Ice Day!

This year’s cold weather has brought with it plenty of snow and ice.  But that’s a good thing for people who love ice fishing.  And with more winter temperatures ahead of us, it’s time to embrace the ice and let … Continue reading

2013 Charter Fishing Season Recap – Thoughts on 2014 by Captain Rick Bentley

The 2013 Season, my sixth as a Captain, came to a close for me on Thursday, Oct 10 and I had the boat pulled out of the water a couple days later. At this moment, she’s resting on jackstands and … Continue reading

Lake County Forest Preserve Trout Season 2013

Trout season has officially started!  Banana Lake in Wauconda’s Lakewood Forest Preserve, has been stocked and is open for rainbow trout fishing. . Most of the stocked trout range in size from three-quarters to one pound. Trout stocking is a biannual fall … Continue reading

Special Feature: Paddle Sports from Lake County Forest Preserves

Article by the Lake County Forest Preserves:  Horizon’s Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2013  People love water.  And in Lake County there’s a lot to love.  It’s always been a high priority to preserve and restore lakes, streams and rivers in our forest … Continue reading

July and August Fishing Update

With roughly eight weeks left to go in the 2013 Season, I wanted to update everybody one more time ahead of the last entry which will be an end of season recap. Record Breaking Fish! My last update spoke about … Continue reading