Map For Boating In Illinois
There are many places to go boating in Illinois
Boating opportunities abound in Illinois. There are lakes and rivers for large craft and smaller streams and ponds for smaller vessels. Some allow power boats, others only allow electric motors, each providing a unique experience. Fishing and other watersports are available at most boating lakes throughout the state - depending on time of year and state-defined seasons.
Anderson Lake is a 1,130-acre, freshwater lake in west-central IL.
Carlyle Lake is a 26,000-acre reservoir in the south-central part of the state.
Cedar Lake is a 1,750-acre reservoir at the southern tip of IL.
Clinton Lake is a 4,900-acre lake in the east-central part of the state.
Crab Orchard Lake is a 6,900-acre lake in southern IL.
Devils Kitchen Lake is an 810-acre reservoir at the southern tip of IL.
Evergreen Lake is a 925-acre reservoir in the central part of the state.
Fox Chain O' Lakes comprises 990 acres in the northeast corner of IL.
Governor Bond Lake is a 760-acre reservoir in south-central IL.
Heidecke Lake is a 2,000-acre lake in northeast IL.
Kinkaid Lake is a 2,700-acre lake in the southern part of the state.
Lake Carroll is a 630-acre reservoir in the northwest corner of the state
Lake Decatur is a 2,800-acre reservoir in central IL.
Lake Lou Yeager is a 1,300-acre lake in the central part of the state.
Lake Mattoon is a 1,050-acre reservoir in central IL.
Lake Michigan is a 22,300 square mile body of water at the northeast corner of Illinois.
Lake Of Egypt is a 2,300-acre lake in the southern part of the state.
Lake Shelbyville is an 11,000-acre lake in east-central IL.
Lake Springfield is a 3,850-acre lake in the central part of the state.
Lake Taylorville is a 1,300-acre lake in central IL.
Little Grassy Lake is a 1,200-acre reservoir at the southern tip of IL.
Newton Lake is a 1,700-acre lake in the southeast part of the state.
Otter Lake is a 765-acre reservoir in west-central IL.
Rend Lake is a 19,000-acre lake in the southern part of the state.
Sangchris Lake is a 2,300-acre lake in central Illinois.
Use the map below to locate lakes and rivers nearby major cities including Cambridge, Peoria, Rock Island, Rockford, Springfield, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, Joilet, Alton, Belleville, Carbondale, Granite City, Quincy, Champaign, Charleston, Decatur, Effingham and Marion.
Use the navigation and zoom arrows to locate your area of interest in Illinois. Once you locate a specific area or city, zoom in closer and make note of bodies of water nearby. The scale on the map allows you to determine the length and width of the waterway and define its potential usability for boating with your particular watercraft. Always check with local water authorities for current lake levels.
Lakes and rivers in Illinois
Some of the lakes in Illinois include Apple Canyon Lake, Lake Carroll, Lake Summerset, Secachwine Lake, Spring Lake, Channel Lake, Fox Lake, Heidecke Lake, Lake Clinton, Lake Michigan, Carlyle Lake, Crab Orchard Lake, Kinkaid Lake, Lake Springfield, Sangchris Lake, Lake Of Egypt, Lake Shelbyville, Lake Taylorville, Newton Lake and Rend Lake.
Navigable rivers include Green River, Rock River, Fox River, Mackinaw River, Big Muddy River, Kaskaskia River, Embarras River and Wabash River.