Serving the Fox River - Chain O'Lakes Region

Lower River: OPEN

Upper River: OPEN

Chain O’Lakes: OPEN


Restoring and enhancing our waterway for life


Preserving and Sustaining Your Fox River - Chain O'Lakes Waterway


Working to minimize flooding and maintain a safe waterway


Waterway Status

3/11/18: Zones A, B and C are open for normal boating.

Zones A, B and C are open for normal boating. Please maintain caution, a debris advisory remains in effect. Zone A – Algonquin to the Stratton Lock and Dam Zone B – Upper River Stratton Lock and Dam North of Pistakee Lake Zone C – Chain O’ Lakes from Pistakee Lake...

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Fox Waterway Agency

45 S. Pistakee Road
Fox Lake, Il. 60020

Mondays – Fridays
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturdays (May 5 through June 30)
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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The Fox Waterway Agency is a regional body of government created by the State of Illinois in 1984 to specifically manage the waterways of the Chain O’Lakes and the Illinois Fox River.