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Fox Chain O' Lakes In Illinois

Fox Chain O' Lakes, Illinois

Boating, camping and fishing.

Touting almost 500 miles of shoreline, Fox Chain O' Lakes is comprised of nine lakes covering 990 surface acres. Several boat ramps make easy work of launching fishing boats, pontoons and pleasure boats. Kayaks and canoes are an ideal watercraft for traversing this twisting and turning waterway. There are plenty of boat docks and aquatic vegetation to support healthy populations of fish. The lake is home to catfish, bass, bluegill, northern pike, crappie, walleye and muskie. Plenty of shoreline is easily accessible for those who wish to fish from the bank or cover more area while fishing from a boat. In some areas of these lakes, ice fishing during winter can be productive. Check with local officials for authorization and Illinois DNR for regulations before attempting to fish through the ice on any lake.

Fox Chain O' Lakes Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Chain O' Lakes State Park Campground - 847 587-5512

Grass Lake Marina & RV Park - 847 395-6214

Fox River Recreation Campground - 847 395-6090

Fox Chain O' Lakes Map


Fish species found in Fox Chain O' Lakes include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, muskie and northern pike.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Muskie Northern pike

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Local Contact Information

Fox Chain O' Lakes
Chain O Lakes Marina
500 E Grand Ave
Fox Lake, IL 60020
847 587-6222

Chain O Lakes State Park 847 587-5512

IDNR Fisheries Biologist 815 675-2319

Fox Waterway Agency 847 587-8540

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