Important Contacts

Fox Waterway Agency
Phone: 847-587-8540

Lake County Sheriff
Phone: 847-587-4471 | Marine Base
Phone: 847-549-5200 | Main Office

IDNR Conservation Police
Phone: 847-608-3100

Chain O’Lakes State Park
Phone: 847-587-5512

Stratton Lock & Dam
Phone: 815-385-2848

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Phone: 847-608-3100

US Army Corps of Engineers
Phone: 312-846-5530 (permitting questions)

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: 217-782-3362 | Permitting
Phone: 847-294-4000 | Enforcement

US Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: 312-353-2000

US Coast Guard
Phone: 800-336-BOAT

US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Phone: 847-409-2046

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Chain Status

  • ZONE A – Algonquin to the Stratton Lock and Dam – OPEN
  • ZONE B – Upper River Stratton Lock and Dam North of Pistakee Lake – OPEN
  • ZONE C – Chain O’ Lakes from Pistakee Lake North to the Wisconsin State Line - OPEN