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Northeast Illinois Boating

Boating in Northeast IllinoisThere are abundant places to go boating in northeast IL. Major lakes and rivers are the primary choices. The size of your boat or watercraft may dictate which waterways to consider. Often, out-of-the-way, smaller waters are less crowded and can provide a slightly different boating experience. Use these boating resources to locate nearby boating equipment and accessories to enhance your time on the water and keep the boat well maintained. Whether it's a family adventure or a fishing trip, boating in Illinois can be fun for all.

Boating equipment and accessories.

In the listings below find resources for boating accessories, gear and supplies. Resources are listed within proximity of cities and attractions. Cities listed include Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago and Joilet. Contact them with your questions about safety equipment, marine electronics, water toys and accessories to enhance your boating experience.

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Northeast Resources

Locate boating gear, equipment and accessories at boat dealers, sporting good stores and RV centers throughout Illinois by location within or nearby cities in northern and eastern Illinois.

Arlington Heights

West Marine Inc
63 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847 398-0606

Boat US Marine Center
63 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847 398-0606


Carlstine Marine
640 N Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630 896-0089




Kindra Marine Terminal Inc
9864 S Avenue N
Chicago, IL 60617
773 221-8167

Chicago River Canoe & Kayak
1726 W Leland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
773 769-3198

Chicagoland Canoe Base Inc
4019 N Narragansett Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
773 777-1489

Skipper Buds
3600 North Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60607
773 244-0523

Skippers Marina
13421 South Vernon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60827
708 841-1300



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Fox River


Mackinaw River


Chain O'Lakes State Park


Des Plaines Fish & Wildlife Area


Gebhard Woods State Park



Northeast IL boating supplies, marine equipment and water sport gear.

Keep your boat well maintained and grab some water-sport, activity items for family fun at the lake. Boating accessories are available from Illinois boat dealers, sporting good stores and discount outdoor centers for all type boats including car toppers, ski & wake board boats, fishing and bass boats, speed boats, inflatables, jon boats, sailboats, pleasure boats, family boats, luxury yachts, pontoon boats, cruisers, cuddy cabin boats, canoes, deck boats, aluminum boats, electric boats, jet skis, personal watercraft and fish-and-ski combos.

New and used boats for sale in northeast Illinois

Click here to locate boats for sale in northeast Illinois. If your interest is fishing, click here for fishing boats for sale in Illinois.

Lake, weather and boating conditions matter.

Local marinas like Hidden Cove Marina, Pistakee Lake Marina and Sequoit Harbor Marina can often provide lake levels, launch ramp access and weather conditions for boating.

Illinois is a boating mecca, get out and enjoy it every opportunity you get. Any time you are on the water in Illinois, make safety a first priority. Additionally, every boater should carry boating insurance for the protection of individuals in your boat as well as those on other boats or participating in other water sport activities.

You can acquire a boat licence by contacting the Illinois Boat Licensing office. Be safe and have fun!

Boating equipment and marine accessories

Enjoy the northeast Illinois waterways in a boat fully equipped for convenience, safety, comfort and pleasure with boating supplies, accessories and equipment from these local boating outlets.

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