Wonder Lake

Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team - Jump Team

Wonder Lake is the 830-acre centerpiece of a planned lakefront community in the Chicagoland area of Illinois. That was the vision of developers in 1929 when they built a small dam across Nippersink Creek 50 miles northwest of the Loop.…

Deep Lake IL

Even in a county with hundreds of lakes, Deep Lake stands out. Located in Lake County, in the Chicagoland Region of Illinois, private Deep Lake is noted as one of the cleanest, clearest lakes in the watershed. The lake lies…

Crystal Lake IL

Crystal Lake Train Station

Crystal Lake, in the Chicagoland Region of Illinois, is a water playground surrounded by a decidedly urban landscape. Located in the Chicago Northwest suburbs, Crystal Lake is easy to get to and a great place to live. An easy commute…

Pistakee Lake

Pistakee Lake is a well-known destination to generations of Chicago area Lakelubbers. Located on the famous Fox River Chain of Lakes in the Chicagoland Region of Illinois, Pistakee Lake has been welcoming visitors since the mid 1800s. The southernmost large…

Crooked Lake IL

West Shore

In a landscape dotted by glacial lakes and wetlands, Crooked Lake is in the aptly named Lake County of Illinois. Situated in the Chicagoland tourist region, it is where nature’s beauty meets good old fashioned American fun. Surrounded by the…

Lake Marie

Fresh water bog, river bluff and gently sloping hills characterize the land around Lake Marie. Cherry elm, birch, sumac and spruce are beautiful in the fall and wildflowers bloom in warmer seasons. Part of the Fox Chain O’ Lakes, Lake…

Long Lake IL

Long Lake Sunset

Located 40 miles northwest of Chicago, the Fox Chain O’Lakes is one of the most popular inland water sport destinations in the state of Illinois. The Fox Chain O’Lakes is made up of 15 beautiful lakes interconnected by the Fox…

Fox Chain O’Lakes

Aerial View

The Fox Chain O’Lakes is a collection of 15 navigable lakes on the Fox River, each with its own flavor. Called the “Key West of the Midwest,” the Chain has been drawing visitors to play in the Chicagoland region of…

Brandenburg Lake

Brandenburg Lake, also known as Lake of the Hollow, is a private, freshwater lake connected to Illinois’ Fox Chain of Lakes. This glacial succession includes nine major bodies of water, all connected to each other through a number of smaller…

Bluff Lake

Bluff Lake is a part of the Fox Chain O’Lakes in northeastern Illinois’ Chicagoland tourism region, just 40 miles northwest of Chicago. This chain of glacial lakes is comprised of nine major lakes that are connected to many smaller bodies…

Grass Lake

Grass Lake is one of nine lakes linked by channels to form the Fox Chain O’Lakes in northern Illinois. The combination of lakes is the largest inland, recreational waterway in Illinois and is a destination for all outdoor enthusiasts. Water…

Griswold Lake

Moraine Hills State Park Sunset

Griswold Lake is located in the Chicagoland Region of Illinois near Holiday Hills. The northern shore of Griswold Lake was first developed in the 1930s and featured rustic cabins that residents of Chicago used for their summer vacations. Then in…

Dunns Lake

If a vacation on the Fox River Chain of Lakes appeals to you, Dunns Lake in the Chicagoland Region is just the ticket. This small lake, reached via a short channel from Nippersink Lake, is just far enough from the…

Fox Lake IL

Tower at Fox Lake

Located north of Chicago in the Chicagoland Region of Illinois, Fox Lake is part of the Fox River Chain of Lakes. The Fox River Chain consists of nine large and several smaller bodies of water including a stretch of the…

Channel Lake

Over 7,000 acres of water make up the lakes in the Fox Chain O’Lakes in northeastern Illinois. With almost 500 shoreline miles lined with vacation rentals, resorts, and restaurants, the Chain draws almost 60,000 visitors on summer weekends. The entire…