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 a 44-acre lake within its boundaries.
Comprised of over 6,000 acres, recreational opportunities include two campgrounds with over 230 sites with a youth group area, seven picnic areas, trails for hiking, biking, and birdwatching and an archery range. Hunting, ice fishing, ice skating and crosscountry skiing are offered in the fall and winter months. Boating rentals are available, seasonal through a concessionaire, Gill's on the Chain. Rentals for motorboats, rowboats, canoes and kayaks available (call 847-587-7165 for boating options). Reservations for camping can be made at https://camp.exploremoreil.com/