Chain O'Lakes Marina

Chain O'Lakes is a full service marina with slips, in/out service & a marina store with a large sele

09/03/2022

Enjoy your day! Be weather aware.

[1:40 P.M. Saturday, September 3] Showers with embedded storms will continue slowly south with a gradual increase in coverage through 4-5 P.M. We are also keeping an eye on the lake breeze in far northeast Illinois that could result in some development. Brief gusty winds and downpours will be seen with any storms today.

Heavy downpours have been observed over parts of the Rockford metro, including Machesney Park and Roscoe, with around 1 to 1.5" of rain since 12:30 PM. Some ponding on roadways may occur with this and brief, very low visibility is likely. Allow extra travel time.

Timeline photos 08/03/2022

Timeline photos

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09/26/2021

A gift of custom cookies from one of our slip customers. They taste as good as they look. Thank you Julie!

08/27/2021

Gracie.♡ Share your pups pics.🐶🙂

Fire crews locate body believed to be man who went missing after tubing on the Fox Lake 08/22/2021

Fire crews locate body believed to be man who went missing after tubing on the Fox Lake

Fire crews locate body believed to be man who went missing after tubing on the Fox Lake A body believed to be that of a 28-year-old father who went missing while tubing on the Fox Lake on Friday was found Sunday morning following an extensive search by rescue crews.

08/18/2021

Water pads are back in stock! Get one before they're gone!

07/28/2021

Possible severe storms/high winds overnight tonight.
Please make sure your things are picked up or secured by your dock/screen house.

10/06/2020

Another season of boating is coming to a close. Sending a "thank you" to all of our customers for a great summer at Chain O'Lakes Marina!

08/23/2020

A few more floating mats & tubes came in!

08/10/2020

Storms with big wind approaching in the next few hours!

06/27/2020

The calm after the storm.

6/1/2020: EFFECTIVE AT 4PM ZONE C (THE LAKES) WILL BE OPEN FOR FULL BOATING WITH A DEBRIS ADVISORY | Fox Waterway Agency 06/01/2020

6/1/2020: EFFECTIVE AT 4PM ZONE C (THE LAKES) WILL BE OPEN FOR FULL BOATING WITH A DEBRIS ADVISORY | Fox Waterway Agency

6/1/2020: EFFECTIVE AT 4PM ZONE C (THE LAKES) WILL BE OPEN FOR FULL BOATING WITH A DEBRIS ADVISORY | Fox Waterway Agency 6/1/2020: EFFECTIVE AT 4PM ZONE C (THE LAKES) WILL BE OPEN FOR FULL BOATING WITH A DEBRIS ADVISORY by Kris | Jun 1, 2020 | News EFFECTIVE 4:00 PM, JUNE 1, 2020, ZONE C (THE LAKES) WILL BE OPEN FOR FULL BOATING WITH A DEBRIS ADVISORY. ZONE B (THE UPPER RIVER) REMAINS NO WAKE WITH A DEBRIS ADVISORY. Z...

05/29/2020

The Upper River (Zone B) & The Lakes (Zone C) will be opening to "No Wake" at 4 pm today.

05/25/2020
McHenry County Sheriff's Office will not enforce governor's stay-at-home orders 05/16/2020

McHenry County Sheriff's Office will not enforce governor's stay-at-home orders

McHenry County Sheriff's Office will not enforce governor's stay-at-home orders The McHenry County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday morning they will not criminally enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home orders.

05/07/2020

A Message from Sheriff John D. Idleburg:

“I want to take a brief moment to thank you, Lake County. I’ve seen this community come together over the past six weeks more than I ever have before. We’ve seen you supporting and praising essential workers, we’ve seen you donating goods to foodbanks, we’ve seen you supporting local business by utilizing drive-through services, we’ve seen you staying home to flatten the curve, we’ve seen you ‘virtually’ being there for one another – and I have to say, it is inspiring.

This is a crisis we have never experienced before in our lifetime. To the family and friends of someone who has lost their life to COVID-19 – you have our deepest condolences. For those who’ve contracted the virus – we wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to you regaining your health. To struggling business owners and those who have been furloughed or laid off – we feel your pain and we are so hopeful we will be able to rebuild quickly.

There has been a lot of talk about the governor’s executive order and the recent extension of the order. It is important we do everything in our power to keep this virus from continuing to spread at fast rates. We really need to keep working together to ensure our healthcare providers are not overwhelmed with surges of patients.

Health experts have continued to tell us to exercise and get outside to get fresh air. As of May 1, 2020, there have been some changes to the governor’s executive order, and some loosening of previous restrictions. One of those items pertains to recreational boating. That said, there have been many questions surrounding boating and how many people can be in a boat. The latest governor’s executive order defers boating guidelines to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). DCEO subsequently issued guidance stating boating is permitted in groups of no more than two persons.

I directed my staff to seek further guidance from state officials and DCEO on enforcement provisions of this, and whether or not it applies to families who reside together. All of the responses we’ve received from our inquiries indicate local law-enforcement has full discretion on enforcement of the boating provision. Therefore, we are exercising this discretion and I’ve instructed my staff not to issue citations to families who are utilizing our Lake County waterways.

It is my hope people will not take advantage of this by inviting friends and non-family-members on their boat. This is not the time to take to the waterways to party. It is important for everyone to remember, abuses of our discretion or violating the temporary regulations issued by the Fox Waterway Agency could result in the Chain O’Lakes being closed. I can’t emphasize this enough – please be responsible, use good judgement, and follow all maritime laws when enjoying our waterways.

We ask that you continue following social distancing guidance, and all other guidance set forth in the governor’s executive order, so we can continue moving toward reopening our region.

Please stay strong, Lake County. We will remain here for you. Together, we will get through this.”

Lake County sheriff will not enforce governor's 2-person per boat limit 05/05/2020

Lake County sheriff will not enforce governor's 2-person per boat limit

Lake County sheriff will not enforce governor's 2-person per boat limit The Lake County Sheriff's Office said they will not be enforcing the state's restriction of no more than two people on a boat as some Illinois residents question the governor's rule in his new executive order.

10/10/2019

Did you turn in your fall work sheet yet? Do we have a pull date for your boat?

09/23/2019
06/25/2019

Fox Lake fireworks on Saturday, June 29. 🎆

This week in Fox Lake (June 24 - June 30)

Celebrate Fox Lake is this weekend!

Many of our local organizations will be providing food and beverages for the event. Come visit the Volunteer Fire Department for adult beverages, Lions Club for water and soda, Grant Township Area Athletic Association for hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, walking tacos, and the American Legion for beef brisket, Italian beef and chips.

Also visit some of our vendors from the Farmers Market and Pumpkin Jubilee - Kiki's Cotton Candy will be there for cotton candy, popcorn, and shaved ice. Tasty Vending will be pretzels and cheese curds.

College of Lake County is helping sponsor the event this year - so be sure to stop by their booth and say hello.

Karam Committee will open at 5:00 p.m. with our headliner 7th Heaven Band to follow at 7:30 p.m.

All of this plus our stunning fireworks show at dusk can be found at Lakefront Park (71 Nippersink Blvd.)

06/16/2019
06/10/2019

The lakes are open!

06/02/2019

On a positive note, the sky is blue & the sun is shining!

05/27/2019
05/26/2019

Turned out to be a nice boating day.

05/26/2019

As of 7:00am this morning, the Chain is "NO WAKE".

05/23/2019

A much needed sunny day. 🌞

05/04/2019

The Chain is no wake as of 1:00pm today (per Fox Waterway Agency) with a debris advisory

04/20/2019

Chain O' Lakes Marina will be closed Sunday, April 21st for the Easter holiday. Enjoy the beautiful day everyone! 🌞

10/18/2018

Crisp, but sunny. 🌞

10/11/2018

Water is coming up over the piers today. 😯

10/09/2018

Water is up a few more inches from yesterday.😯

09/11/2018

Effective 8AM on Wednesday, the 12th, the lakes will be OPEN. Upper and lower river will remain at NO WAKE.

09/04/2018

As of 9/4/18, the entire Fox Waterway is NO WAKE!

07/15/2018

Tube of the week; The Big Ducky!

07/03/2018

On July 4th, open boating returns to lakes and upper river at 8:00 AM. Lower goes to No Wake.

Full service marina on Fox Lake

Now taking slip reservations for 2018! Please call Rhonda or Steve at 847-587-6222 on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM (winter hours) to reserve yours!!! Or, you can send us an email to: [email protected]

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Chain O'Lakes Marina

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500 E Grand Avenue
Fox Lake, IL
60020

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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