Fox River Marina, Boat Launch & Storage

FOX RIVER PRESERVE BOAT LAUNCH IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


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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 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. 

For hours and status updates for the public boat launch and marina, call 847-381-0669 or send us an email.

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

Launch office is open 8 am–4:30 pm, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun. Closed Wed, Thu.

Current Waterway Status

For more information, visit the Fox Waterway Agency for Lake and McHenry Counties. 

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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, fill out this form, call or email us at 847-381-0669
Slip Fees (available seasonally)
20-foot slip, no water or electric $1,050 Lake County resident $1,155 nonresident
25-foot slip, no water or electric $1,260 Lake County resident $1,385 nonresident
25-foot slip, includes dedicated water and electric $1,470 Lake County resident $1,620 nonresident
30-foot slip, includes dedicated water, electric and dock box $1,730 Lake County resident $1,890 nonresident
Dock box $125  

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Public Boat Launch

Get in the water fast from our 4-lane launch for boats, personal watercraft, and paddlecraft. 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 $15 Lake County resident $20 nonresident
Seasonal launch pass, includes unlimited ramp use $225 Lake County resident $300 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 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 $180 Lake County resident $200 nonresident
Without boat slip $235 Lake County resident $270 nonresident
Storage with In/Out Service Fees
Under 25 feet $1,000 Lake County resident $1,100 nonresident
Over 25 feet $1,200 Lake County resident $1,300 nonresident

In winter, protect your boat or personal watercraft by storing it in our enclosed building. 

Winter Indoor Storage Fees* | Slip customers receive 10 percent discount on winter storage
With trailer $22/foot Lake County resident $24/foot nonresident
Without trailer $27/foot Lake County resident $29/foot nonresident
Personal watercraft $275 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

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