Boat Launch

Where to launch your boat in Lake County, Illinois

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.

Boat Launch

Name/Description City

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 for boaters, anglers and skiers. The park borders three natural lakes - Grass, Marie and Nippersink - and the Fox River. The park also contains…
Spring Grove

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 service resort, camp store, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails and a visitors center open intermittently throughout the year. There is swimming along the…
Zion

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 can enjoy swimming, fishing and boating, a Marina with boat and bike rentals, a native garden and nearly seven miles of trails. The spacious…
Libertyville

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 trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, fishing ponds and lakes, public access to the Fox River and the Lake Michigan…
Libertyville

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 original building built in 1908. Three generations later, Lindy's remains a favorite destination for dining on Wauconda's beautiful Bangs Lake. Choose from the dining room menu…
Wauconda

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 our new playground offers much for the little ones to do while you enjoy your day in the sun. The Port of Blarney provides LIVE…
Antioch

Skipper Bud’s Sequoit Harbor

Sequoit Harbor Marina is located on beautiful Lake Marie in Antioch. Your Full Service on the water, Marina includes slip, sales, service, storage and parts. SALES HOURS: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. SERVICE HOURS: Monday-Saturday:…
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 and enjoy breakfast or lunch in our Diner! Boat Rentals Call to make reservations. Half day reservations and hourly rates are only available on…
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 founder. Today, the marina is owned and operated by his third and fourth generations. Ben Watts Marina maintains and stores boats from 12…
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 this 300 acre lake. We offer it. We offer rowboat rentals for fishing or leisure rides. We sell premium live bait on site -…
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 at Indian Point, the calm waters are home to over 100 boat slip residents, but visitors can also launch their boats here any day of the week as there…
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 In/out service Boat repair and maintenance Fuel and pump out service Bottom painting and detailing Summerization and winterization Shrink-wrapping and winter storage Trailer storage Clean, private bathrooms…
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 hub for Diamond Lake Beach, a recreational destination for swimming, boating, fishing, boat and shelter rentals, special events and more. Paddle boats are…
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 slip rentals, they also offer year round campsite and boat storage rentals. Dolphin Harbor is a gated community of campers and boaters with clean…
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 for some fishing, swimming and picnicking. All of the campsites have water, electricity, and fire rings. Campers can use the swimming pool, kiddie…
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 available. The surrounding water makes a great playground for a variety of sports, including wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing and fishing. You’ll need approved flotation…
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 including all the ingredients for S'mores! Don't forget to stop by Gill Galley's for all of your camping refreshments. Gill's offers a variety of canoe trips,…
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 a place to tie up your boat. Besides the freedom of Lake Michigan, the harbor offers an extended season. The Waukegan Harbor is conveniently…
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 storage facilities and a professional sales staff. Satisfied customers and dedicated employees have helped us grow into a modern 16 acre boatyard and…
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 Point Marina is a World Class Marina at a World Class Value to you: convenient on-site amenities such as boat maintenance and repair, fuel,…
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 wake” location with quick road access, only seven miles from I-94 makes a trip up to the boat a pleasurable experience. Enjoy a private…
Antioch

Porthole Marina

Our spacious and tranquil marina has 35 slips with water and electric connection that will accommodate boats from 12 feet to 28 feet. Currently we have open slips that can accommodate cabin cruisers up to 30 ft. Arriving by land, we are located in Antioch, IL off Grass Lake…
Antioch

Spring Lake Marina & Campground

Situated on over 8 acres of land, they are conveniently located off of Grass Lake, only 1/4 mile west of Route 59 in Antioch. Family owned and operated by Bob and Nancy since 1984, Spring Lake Marina offers a full service marina with over 65 boat slips, accessible through…
Antioch

Steitz’s

Inside of this legendary Antioch business, you journey down the roads of the past, present and future. Steitz’s is not only a restaurant and bar, but it is also a marina, RV Park and a Lake County boater service provider. The RV Park is a second home many as…
Antioch

Turtle Beach Marina

Turtle Beach Marina has the largest beach on the Chain, perfect for sunbathing, volleyball and Jet Ski parking. A children's playground, 4 cute cottages, 55 boat slips, boat ramp, restaurant & bar on several acres offer the largest picnic area and parking capabilities for pre-planned large events or a…
Antioch

Wauconda Boat

Pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boarding, rowboats and more! Wauconda Boat is a full service marina on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Illinois, offering boat slips, service and sales with certified and Master technicians on staff. They sell Bombardier, Mercury Marine, Evinrude and Johnson motors and parts. Rent a kayak or…
Wauconda

Waukegan Port District

Located just a short hour drive north of Chicago, Waukegan Harbor has been known as the home of unsurpassed customer service provided by an experienced, friendly and dedicated staff of year round professionals for over 50 years. Offering competitive slip rates with no hidden fees, taxes or additional rates…
Waukegan

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