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Boating In Southwest Illinois

Boating in Southwest IllinoisThere are plenty of places to go boating in southwest IL. Major lakes and rivers are the primary 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 gear, equipment and supplies. Resources are listed within proximity of cities and attractions. A sampling of cities listed include Alton, Belleville, Carbondale, Granite City and Quincy. Contact them with your questions about safety equipment, marine electronics, water toys and accessories to enhance your boating experience.

Illinois locator map - boat rentals.
Southwest 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 western Illinois.


American Boat Co
701 West Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
618 462-6622


Taylor Marine Performance Center
305 S Belt W
Belleville, IL 62220
618 277-0233

Mariah Transportation Services Limited
1 Rebel Parkway
Belleville, IL 62226
618 234-8789

Belleville Sport Sales
1404 West Boulevard
Belleville, IL 62221
618 234-2063

Weissborn Boat And Lawn Equipment
18 Mascoutah Ave
Belleville, IL 62220
618 233-7447



Granite City

Nameoki Village Auto Marine
4300 Nameoki Rd
Granite City, IL 62040
618 931-3200

Gruninger's PERF Marine Inc
3944 State Route 111
Granite City, IL 62040
618 797-2628

B & L Boat Covers
657 Ashland Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040
618 797-0585


Aquatech Marine
247 Broadway St
Quincy, IL 62301
217 222-6006

J And J Marine
1640 N 12Th St
Quincy, IL 62301
217 223-1716

Carlyle Lake


Crab Orchard Lake


Kinkaid Lake


Lake Springfield


Sangchris Lake


Big Muddy River


Kaskaskia River


Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area


Lake Murphysboro State Park


Washington County State Recreational Area



Southwest 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 southwest Illinois

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

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.

Lake, weather and boating conditions

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

Boating equipment and marine accessories

Enjoy the southwest 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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