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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 guide to Boat Launch­es in Lake Coun­ty.

Bar­na­cle Bobs

421225 N. 4th St., Antioch
Pub­lic Launch Fee: $15

Ben Watts Marina

116 South U.S. High­way 12, Fox Lake
Pub­lic Launch Fee: $20

Chain O’ Lakes State Park

8916 Wilmot Rd., Spring Grove
Pub­lic Launch Fee: Free Admis­sion

Dia­mond Lake Beach & Rec Center

1016 Dia­mond Lake Rd., Mundelein
Pub­lic Launch Fee: $20 for one day use

Dol­phin Harbor

26175 – 26299 W. Oak Ave., Antioch
Four Launch Ramps

Fish Lake Beach

32223 N. U.S. High­way 12, Volo
Pub­lic Launch Free: $5; no gas motors and no crafts over 14 ft.

Inde­pen­dence Grove For­est Preserve

16400 W. Buck­ley Rd., Libertyville
Pub­lic Launch Fee: Free Admis­sion

Ped­er­son Marine Inc.

703 – 24908 Illi­nois 173, Antioch
Pub­lic Launch Fee: $20

Port of Blarney

27843 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch
Pub­lic Launch Fee: Free Admis­sion

Pot­hole Marina

39922 N. Lakevview Rd., Antioch
Pub­lic Launch Fee: $20 on week­days


25400 W. Bluff Ln., Antioch
Pub­lic Launch Fee: Check list­ings on web­page

Spring Lake Mari­na & Campground

25125 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch
Pub­lic Launch Fee: $20

Tur­tle Beach Marino

42273 N. Wood­bine Ave., Antioch
Pub­lic Launch Fee: $15

Waukegan Port District

2 – 98 N. Har­bor Pl., Waukegan
Pub­lic Launch Fee: Check website

For more infor­ma­tion about boat launch­es in Lake Coun­ty, con­tin­ue here.

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