Marinas and Boating Related Businesses
With over 7100 acres of water, the Fox
River's Chain O'Lakes is the second largest inland water-oriented recreational
asset in Northeastern Illinois and the Fox River and Chain o' Lakes ranks second in popularity in the entire
United States. With its 15 lakes, 40 miles of Fox River and over 450 miles of
shoreline, the Fox River and Chain o' Lakes system accommodates every water-borne activity ranging from hunting
to boating to fishing to birding to swimming. The Fox River and Chain o' Lakes system is centrally located
a one hour's drive from Chicago, Milwaukee or Rockford.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The Boating Resource Page, Find a new
boat or Fix yours, Find a slip, Get a waterway sticker and get on the water.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources also requires you to register your
boat. Whether you buy a new boat, or get a used one, if you have a small boat
with no motor, or a PWC. You need to have numbers.
IL DNR also handles title transfers
for all watercraft and snowmobiles.
Any questions about watercraft registration,
call 217-557-0180 or (toll-free) 1-800-382-1696
Please visit the IL
Department of Natural Resources for further information.
Fox Waterway Sticker Info
Waterway Agency requires that all users pay a user fee and obtain a
sticker for your watercraft. You can
get your sticker directly from the
Agency, or purchase it at a satelite location.
for a list of Satelite Locations.
for an application.
FWA Fee Schedule.