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Fox River Marina, Boat Launch & Storage

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Boaters love the marina’s central location within the Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington. The entrance is on Roberts Road west of Route 59. It's a perfect place to start your day in the sun. Boat slips, floating pier, public boat launch, indoor dry storage, and paved parking lots are available here. The surrounding water makes a great playground for a variety of sports, including wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing and fishing. You’ll need approved flotation gear, and your motorized watercraft must be registered and titled with the state of Illinois. 

Season Schedule :: CLOSED

Public boat launch and marina are currently closed for the season. Email or call 847-381-0669 for hours and status updates. 

Preserve is open 6:30 am–sunset, daily.


Boat Slips

The marina’s 169 slips are available in three lengths: 20, 25, and 30 feet. Dedicated water, electric and a dock box are included with the 30-foot slip. These features can be purchased for an extra fee on the 25-foot slip. Water and electric are not available on the 20-foot slip, but a dock box can be reserved. 

  • Slip holders enjoy daily 24-hour access to their boats and to clean restrooms
  • New customers, save up to $180 on a season slip
  • To reserve your slip, call or email us at 847-381-0669
Slip Fees (available seasonally)
20-foot slip, no water or electric $1,000 Lake County resident $1,100 nonresident
25-foot slip, no water or electric $1,200 Lake County resident $1,320 nonresident
25-foot slip, includes dedicated water and electric $1,400 Lake County resident $1,540 nonresident
30-foot slip, includes dedicated water, electric and dock box $1,650 Lake County resident $1,800 nonresident
Dock box $125  

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Public Boat Launch

Get in the water fast from our 4-lane launch for boats and personal watercraft. Ramp is open 6:30 am–10 pm, daily.

  • Use self-pay stations located near ramp to pay daily launch fee. Fill out form, enclose exact cash or check, and display permit on your car's windshield.
  • For details on how to purchase a seasonal launch pass, call or visit our General Offices in Libertyville, 847-367-6640, 8 am–4:30 pm, weekdays, or our Operations and Public Safety Facility in Lake Villa, 847-968-3411, 6:30 am–3 pm, weekdays.
Launch Fees | Trailored boats or watercraft
Daily launch $10 Lake County resident $15 nonresident
Seasonal launch pass, includes unlimited ramp use $195 Lake County resident $275 nonresident
Launch Fees | Non-trailored boats or watercraft
Daily launch $5 Lake County resident / nonresident  
Seasonal launch pass, includes unlimited ramp use $40 Lake County resident / nonresident  

Indoor Dry Storage and In/Out Service

In summer, store your boat in the building and take advantage of our in-and-out service that lets you hook up to your vehicle and drive to our launch ramp, or to the lake of your choice.

Storage Fees
With boat slip $150 Lake County resident $165 nonresident
Without boat slip $200 Lake County resident $225 nonresident
Storage with In/Out Service Fees
Under 25 feet $800 Lake County resident $880 nonresident
Over 25 feet $950 Lake County resident $1,045 nonresident

In winter, protect your boat or personal watercraft by storing it in our enclosed dry building. Outdoor storage space is also available.

Winter Storage Fees* | Slip customers receive 10 percent discount on winter storage
Indoor with trailer $21/foot Lake County resident $23/foot nonresident
Indoor without trailer $26/foot Lake County resident $28/foot nonresident
Indoor personal watercraft $250 Lake County resident $275 nonresident
Outdoor space $250 Lake County resident $300 nonresident

* Boats over 26 feet, add $3 per foot to storage fees.

Contact

Fox River Forest Preserve
28500 West Roberts Road | Port Barrington, IL 60010
847-381-0669 | 847-382-5718 fax

FoxRiverMarina@LCFPD.org

Public boat launch and marina CLOSED for season.


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