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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.


Boat Launches in Lake County

The last thing I would want to do is go out on a boat in this weather. We chose to live in the Midwest however, and that's just how it goes. But. With the rampant changes of the weather forecast, it seems as though it could be in the 60s or 70s next week. You know what that means. Time to play with our water toys. Unwrap all of that mess off your boat and take it to the boat launch. If the weather was being a good sport, we could have brought our boats or rented one last week in some locations. So as we watch the snow fall and stare into the sky hoping for the sun to come out, we can dream of a snowless April so we can bring our vessels out on one of the 70 bodies of water in Lake County. Here is your...Continue reading

Upcoming Events


Paddle the Big Canoe: Van Patten


4th Annual Family Fishing Event


Quickstart Kayak


Annual Carp Fishing Derby


Lions Pride Big Bass Tournament


59th Annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon


Paddle the Big Canoe: Independence Grove


Cardboard Regatta

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