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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

05/01/14 through 10/15/14 in Volo

Fish Lake Beach Open for Daily Picnicking and Swimming

Fish Lake Beach Campground - Come out and enjoy of swimming, picnicking and fishing. Fish Lake Beach features two fishing piers, a playground, beach volleyball, mini golf ($2), an arcade, swimming beach and much more. Stay for the day or stay for longer in the campground. Low season is before Memorial Day and after Labor Day office and fishing hours may vary. Memorial Day through Labor day hours 7am-7pm. Select weekdays are family days with special admission prices. - Daily: 7am-7pm, Beach 10am-6pm More Info


01/31/15 in Wauconda

The LVVA 6th Annual Fishing Derby

Lake View Villa Park - Come out for the 6th Annual Ice Fishing Derby. Fishing begins at 7am, with registration beginning at 5am. Entry forms can be downloaded from the rules page to help speed up the process. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest northern, bass, crappie, bluegill, and perch. There also will be side raffles for additional prizes. Bait will be available at the check-in tent from Smitty's Bait & Tackle. A Special Fly-Over from the North American T-6 Texan during the National Anthem. If there is bad ice the make-up date will be February 15th. - Saturday: 7am More Info


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