Lake County Boating

From runabouts and sailboats to kayaking and paddle boarding, Lake County has your boating backdrop ready!

The boating culture is strong in communities throughout Lake County as it is home to over 75 inland lakes and 25 miles of magnificent Lake Michigan shoreline. The popular Chain of Lakes region spans the entire western county and dozens of parks, docks, rivers, beaches and watering holes connect watercraft enthusiasts all year long.

Boating comes in many forms, from sleek runabouts and sailboats to the latest trends— kayaking and paddle boarding. Whichever way you enjoy the lake life, you’ll find Lake County Illinois your boating dream come true. Embark and enjoy!

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