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Southeast Illinois Boating

Boating in Southeast IllinoisThere are plenty of places to go boating in southeast IL. Major lakes and rivers are the primary choices. The size of your 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, equipment and supplies listed within proximity of cities and attractions. Cities listed include Champaign, Charleston, Decatur, Effingham and Marion. Contact them with your questions about safety equipment, marine electronics, water toys and accessories to enhance your boating experience.

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Southeast 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 southern and eastern Illinois.


Bob Rundus Sailboats
36 E Green St
Champaign, IL 61820
217 359-3000




Marine Service Center
2886 South Mount Zion Road
Decatur, IL 62521
217 864-9236




Apc Sales Marine Service
300 E Union St
Marion, IL 62959
618 997-2211

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Rend Lake


Embarras River


Wabash River


Cave-In-Rock State Park


Fort Massac State Park


Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area



Southeast 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 southeast Illinois

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

Lake, weather and boating conditions matter.

Local marinas can be a good source of information about lake levels, launch ramp access and weather conditions for boating. Try Hidden Cove Marina, Pistakee Lake Marina or Sequoit Harbor Marina when visiting the lakes where they reside.

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 southeast 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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