• 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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Weekend Update/Forecasted Update

The entire system, Zones A, B and C remain closed per the IDNR Office of Law Enforcement and will remain that way throughout this weekend (September 20-22) At your own risk, per the IDNR, you may pull your boat out at the nearest available and accessible ramp at NO...

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Fox Lake, Il. 60020

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Serving the Fox River - Chain O'Lakes Region

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


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.