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Boating In Northwest Illinois

Boating in Northwest IllinoisThere are sufficient places to go boating in northwest IL. Major lakes and rivers are the primary choices. Boat launch facilities and the size of your boat may limit your choices. 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.

Listed below find resources for boating accessories, equipment and supplies. Resources are listed relatively to cities and attractions. Cities listed include Cambridge, Peoria, Rock Island, Rockford and Springfield. Contact them with your questions about safety equipment, marine electronics, water toys and accessories to enhance your boating experience.

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Northwest 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 western Illinois.




Grayboy Motor Sports
4426 N Prospect Rd
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309 685-6284

Jims Marine Service
1200 NE Bond St
Peoria, IL 61603
309 673-1433

National Marine Sales Inc
5406 N Galena Rd
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309 688-5513

Illinois Marine Technologies
4707 North Galena Road Rear
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309 679-9731

River City Marine Works
3303 Northeast Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61603
309 685-3297

Sunset Marine
701 Mariners Way
East Peoria, IL 61611
309 694-1211

Rock Island

Teds Boatarama Inc
102 31st Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
309 788-1175

Mississippi River Boat Works
101 6th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
309 794-0477

Norris Marine Repair & Restoration
1925 1st Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
309 786-5899


B 3 Marine And Water Sports
716 N Madison St
Rockford, IL 61107
815 965-2223

Innovative Marine
6089 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102
815 964-2628

Rockford Marina & Watersports
201 Hill Street
Rockford, IL 61107
815 962-2930


Overturf Powersports
1633 N Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62702
217 544-0126

Boat Dock Ltd Inc
4600 Rising Moon Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
217 793-7300

RTD Motor Sports
2430 North Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62702
217 528-5226

Adventure Sports
1275 Wabash Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704
217 698-0211

The Boat Dock
3111 Cockrell Lane
Springfield, IL 62711
217 793-7300

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Lake Carroll


Lake Summerset


Secachwine Lake


Spring Lake


Green River


Rock River


Argyle Lake State Park


Illini State Park


Powerton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area



Northwest 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 northwest Illinois

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

Lake, weather and boating conditions matter.

Marinas like Apple Canyon Lake Marina, Bald Knob Marina and Lake Summerset Marina, which reside on local waters, can often provide lake levels, launch ramp access information and current weather conditions for boating.

Illinois is a boating paradise, 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 others on the water.

You can acquire a licence for your boat by contacting the Illinois Boat Licensing office.

Boating equipment and marine accessories

Enjoy the northwest 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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