Ben Watts Marina

116 South U.S Highway 12 Fox Lake, IL 60020

Phone: 847-587-0211 Visit our Website


Located in northeastern Illinois, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, in the town of Fox Lake, Ben Watts Marina was started in 1954 by our namesake and founder. Today, the marina is owned and operated by his third and fourth generations. 

Ben Watts Marina maintains and stores boats from 12 foot fishing boats up to 52 foot houseboats. Our facility is located on sixteen acres with 300 slips. Most of the piers are equipped with water and electric. At our launch ramp, we can launch or retrieve four boats at one time and our travel lift has a capacity of 25 tons. Two types of in and out service are available during the summer season, and in the winter we offer indoor and outdoor storage.

We are dealers for Ranger Fishing Boats, and Manitou Pontoons. In addition, we sell Mercury, Johnson and Evinrude outboards as well as Mercruiser sterndrives. Ben Watts Marina has an indoor new boat showroom, which displays our most current models and is open 6 days a week


Pistakee Lake

Public Boat Launch


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