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Public boat landings and boat ramps on lakes in IL.

Expand your access to additional fishing spots. Reach fishing waters not accessible from shore. Use these boat ramps, launches and landings for easy boating access. Listed here are public boat launch ramps and boat landings, free to the public.

Other launching options may be found at marinas, resorts, parks, campgrounds and RV parks, which may, or may not, require a fee to launch and/or park. Some lakes may also have primitive areas available for launching, often dependent on water level. Some lakes may also have a designated launch area for portage of canoes, kayak and other car-top boats. Always seek permission before using private boat launch ramps. Boating allows access for fishing all the lake, much of which may not be available to anglers fishing from the bank.

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Anderson Lake

Anderson Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off State Road 100, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

South Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off State Road 100, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.

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Carlyle Lake

Boulder Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Boulder Marina Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Coles Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off County Road 1620 N, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Hazel State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Hazel State Park Road, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking

Hide A Way Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Keyesport Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Keyesport Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Republican Street, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking

Patoka Access Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off County Road 175 N, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Tamalco Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Tamalco Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

West Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off William Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Cedar Lake

Cedar Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Cedar Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Cedar Lake Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Boat Dock Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Clinton Lake

670 N Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off 670 N Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Boat Ramp Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Parnell Boat Access Area
Located in the northeast section of the lake, west side, at the north end of the Liberty Road Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

The Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, east side, off 1550 E Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Weldon Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off 885 N Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Coffeen Lake

Coffeen Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 4700 N, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Crab Orchard Lake

Crab Orchard Campground East Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Campground Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Crab Orchard Campground West Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Campground Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Crab Orchard - Northwest Boat Ramp And Parking
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Spillway Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Broken Handle Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Broken Handle Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.

Foreville Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Foreville Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Highway 13 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, at the east end of the Highway 13 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.

Old Route 13 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Old Route 13, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Refuge Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, at the north end of the Refuge Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with a gravel parking.

Spillway Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Spillway Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.

Devils Kitchen Lake

Devils Kitchen Boat Dock
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Grassy Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

East Fork Lake

East Fork Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off E Kiwanis Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Evergreen Lake

Comlara Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Recreation Area Drive, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ropp Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, south side, off N 1200 E Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Fox Chain O' Lakes

Ben Watts Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side of Pistakee Lake, off US Highway 12, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Highway 173 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of Channel Lake, off Highway 173, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Maple Grove Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side of Grassy Lake, off Fox Chain-O-Lakes State Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and massive, paved parking.

Heidecke Lake

Jugtown Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off N Jugtown Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Kinkaid Lake

Johnson Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Johnson Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Lake Kinkaid Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Marina Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Paul Ice Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Paul Ice Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Decatur

Canoe & Kayak Launch
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, at the east end of the Reas Bridge Road Bridge, this is a portage area with gravel parking.

Country Club Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off N Country Club Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Decatur Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off S Pier 36 Drive, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lost Bridge Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, north side, off E Lost Bridge Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Sportsmans Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, north side, off E Lost Bridge Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Lou Yeager

Litchfield Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Beach House Trail, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Marina Lane Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Marina Lane, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Mattoon

Lake Mattoon Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the west end of the 1250 N Road Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Michigan

Burnham Skate Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off E 31st Street, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Church Street Power Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Dheridan Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Forest Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lake Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lloyd Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Sheridan Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited parking.

Non-Motorized Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off E Hayes Drive, this is a portage area with paved parking.

Park Avenue Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Park Avenue, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Waukegan North Harbor Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off E Madison Street, this is a eight-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Of Egypt

Egyptian Hills Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Ramp Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Mark Drive Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Mark Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Pyramid Acres Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, northeast side, off Marina Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Shelbyville

2400 E Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off 2400 E Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and concrete parking.

Eagle Creek Boat Access
Located mid lake, east side, in Eagle Creek State Recreation Area, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Forrest Wood Access Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, north side, in the Forrest Wood Access Area, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lithia Springs Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off 1500 N Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lone Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off 2175 East Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and lots of paved parking.

Opossum Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, in Opossum Creek Recreation Area, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.

Shelbyville Dam West Access Area Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off N 9th Street, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and lots of paved parking.

Whitney Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, south side, off County 19 Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Wilborn Creek Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, east side, off County Road 1175 N, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and lots of paved parking.

Wolf Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off N Wolf Creek Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Springfield

Canoe & Kayak Launch Area
Located in the southwest section of the lake, west side, off Wildlife Road, this is a portage area with gravel parking.

Lake Springfield Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Waters Edge Blvd, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lindsay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, at the east end of the Lindsay Bridge, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Spaulding Dam Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off E Lake Shore Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Taylorville

Lake Taylorville Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off W Shore Drive, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Little Grassy Lake

Bums Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Bums Beach Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Grassy Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Grassy Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Little Grassy Lake Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Hidden Bay Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with no parking.

Newton Lake

Newton Lake East Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off N 500th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Newton Lake West Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off E 300th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Pistakee Lake

Ben Watts Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side of Pistakee Lake, off US Highway 12, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Rend Lake

Dam West Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off S Rend City Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.

Gun Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Golf Course Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and lots of paved parking.

Ina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off North Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Nelson Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off N Spring Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

North Marcum Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off County Road 19, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sandusky Creek North Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Loon Lane, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and nice paved parking.

Sandusky Creek South Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off S Rend City Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and nice paved parking.

Sesser Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 850 E, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

South Marcum Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Trailhead Lane, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Turnip Patch Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off E Emerson City Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a gravel parking.

Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park North Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Franklin Road, this is two, two-lane, concrete ramps with docks and tons of paved parking.

Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park South Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, at the east end of the State Highway 154 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Sangchris Lake

Hickory Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off County Road 2010 N, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Sangchris Lake West Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off N 200 E Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Strawkas Point Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off County Road 1650 N, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

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