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.


4 Reasons Why Boating is Great for Families with Kids...

Finding things to do that you can share with your kids can be challenging. A beautiful day of boating on Lake County lakes and waterways is one guaranteed way to counter the... I don't wanna...that's totally boring...gross...we already did that...and other common responses to spending time together. Here's some fun reasons why boating brings parents and kids together: 1. The sun's so bright, your kids can't see their phone screens. 2. It's close quarters on a boat, so your kids will have to interact with you. 3. You're surrounded by water, so they can't escape to their room. 4. It's just irresistibly fun: tubing, water skiing, picnicking, sunbathing, nature-watching, fishing, on-the-water grilling...your kids will be asking excitedly when they can do it all again. For more information on family-friendly activities in Lake County, be sure to check out our Family...Continue reading

Upcoming Events


Boating Safety Class Certification and Exam


Paddling Clinic Saturdays


Canoeing the Des Plaines River


Cardboard Regatta


Venetian Night


Guided Nature Paddle: Aquatic Mammals of Lake County


80's Weekend at Blarney's Island

08/19/16 - 08/21/16

Blarney Island's Fantasy Fest Weekend

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