Lake County, Illinois is home to over 170 lakes and rivers and waterways. So there are literally hundreds of boat ramps. most navigable public lakes have at least one marina or public boat access. Check our listings and links for the best place to launch. There's no better family fun than boating and no better place to enjoy it than Lake County.

Public Boat Launch

Name/Description City
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Chain O’Lakes State Park

Located in the heart of Illinois' largest concentration of natural lakes, Chain O'Lakes State Park is a water oriented recreation area with outstanding opportunities… Read More

Spring Grove

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Illinois Beach State Park

Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan from Waukegan to the Wisconsin state line. The park offers a campground, full… Read More

Zion

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Independence Grove Forest Preserve

This scenic 1,135-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered around a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. Visitors… Read More

Libertyville

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Lake County Forest Preserves

We currently manage more than 29,200 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all ages. Visitors enjoy more than 154 miles of… Read More

Libertyville

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Lindy’s Landing

Lindy’s Landing has been known as family place to swim, picnic, boat and fish since the 1960's and remains a version of the… Read More

Wauconda

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Port Of Blarney

The Port of Blarney is a family-friendly, full service restaurant, banquet hall, marina, and RV park. Our water-front patio is now dog friendly, and… Read More

Antioch

Barnacle Bob’s

We provide you with fishing and pontoon rental. We are located on Lake Marie on the Fox Chain of Lakes, in Antioch! Stop on by… Read More

Antioch

Ben Watts Marina

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… Read More

Fox Lake

Bill’s Boats Bait & Marina

Whether you want to rent a boat for leisure or fishing, rent a slip for your own boat, or just enjoy the scenic beauty of… Read More

Lake Zurich

Captain’s Quarters

Captain’s Quarters is a boater’s oasis with music, food, volleyball and more.  Located on a natural channel off Fox Lake… Read More

Antioch

Chain O’Lakes Marina

We are a family-owned and operated full service marina located in Fox Lake, IL.  We provide:     Boat slips in a park-like setting … Read More

Fox Lake

Diamond Lake Beach & Recreation Center

Diamond Lake Recreation Center is 100 acres. It includes a pristine lake, sand beach, grassy areas, and shaded picnic grove. In summertime, the facility is the… Read More

Mundelein

Dolphin Harbor

Dolphin Harbor in Old Mill Creek offers boaters and campers an ideal location, right on the edge of Grass Lake. With seasonal rates for boat… Read More

Antioch

Fish Lake Beach

This campground has been family owned and operated since 1939. This is a great place to spend some quality family time or just to get away… Read More

Volo

Fox River Marina

Located within the Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington. Boat slips, floating pier, public boat launch, indoor dry storage, and paved parking lots are… Read More

Port Barrington

Gill’s at Chain O’Lakes State Park

Gill's at the Chain O'Lakes State Park is a convenient bait and tackle store where campers can also pick up a few necessities… Read More

Spring Grove

Lake Michigan Charter Fishing - Waukegan Harbor

Waukegan Harbor and Marina offers the finest in boating with 1,000-slip marina. A wide range of amenities and activities make the harbor more than just… Read More

Waukegan

Larsen Marine Service

Since 1933, three generations of the Larsen family have worked hard to provide the Lake Michigan boater with all their boating needs, including quality service, excellent… Read More

Waukegan

North Point Marina

Quiet, serene and safe, North Point Marina offers the relaxation you expect and the nurturing you need in a natural and lush recreational setting. North… Read More

Winthrop Harbor

Pedersen Marine Inc.

Pedersen Marina is a family owned marina that offers 80 Boat Slips free of wave action even in a storm, for boats 16-34'. Their “no… Read More

Antioch

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