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
Gizzard shad first showed up in the Chain in 2007 and have since expanded to include several year classes. This is the third time larger gizzard shad (10" to 14" fish) have experienced a die-off following winter so these events are now regular occurrences and can be...read more
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...read more
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.
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.