• Stickers are valid from January 1st to December 31st.
• Paddle boards DO NOT require a FWA sticker but all other non motorized does.
• Commercial businesses now require an additional commercial endorsement sticker which MUST BE PURCHASED IN PERSON AT OUR OFFICE.
• All card transactions will incur a fee.

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Public Notice: 10 Year Dredging Permit

Proposed Action:  Proposal to conduct maintenance dredging and debris removal, including hydraulic dredging and mechanical dredging for 10 years.  Location is on the Chain-o-Lakes and Fox River from approximately the Illinois/Wisconsin State line to the dam in...

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11/6/19 Zone B and C OPEN @ 2pm

Effective at 2pm today, November 6, 2019 Zone B (Upper River) and Zone C (lakes) will be OPEN to full boating. Zone A (lower river) remains NO WAKE. There is a debris advisory on the entire system. We will be closed on Monday November 11, 2019 in observance of...

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Fox Lake, Il. 60020

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Restoring and enhancing our waterway for life

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Working to minimize flooding and maintain a safe waterway


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.