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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.