Marina

If you are looking to fish, paddle solo or take the family out on the lake, the marina at Three Oaks has vairety of row boats and other watercraft available to rent.  The marina also sells fishing licenses, night-crawlers ($4 per dozen), and miscellaneous fishing tackle products.

While we do not allow personal watercraft on the lake at Three Oaks Recreation Area, you can rent row boats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, paddle pontoons, and sailboats (see photos below).

WATERCRAFT RENTALS
  • All rentals are available on a first-come-first-served basis as no reservations are accepted.
  • Three Oaks provides all required life jackets and seat cushions with rentals.
  • Three Oaks issued life vest/PFD must be worn at all times.
  • Customers must remain in the watercraft at all times - no swimming or wading from any boat.
  • Do not access the islands or shorelines - remain in the boat at all times.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Three Oaks is catch-and-release fishing facility only.

    Marina Rental Form

    Three Oaks Topographic Maps

ROW BOAT COMBINATION PACKAGES

 

REGULAR RATE

RESIDENT DISCOUNT


2-Hour Minimum

Additional
1 Hour

2-Hour Minimum

Additional
1 Hour

12' Combo
Row Boat,
Trolling Motor
$25
 $10  $22  $10

12’ Trio
Row Boat
Trolling Motor
Fish Locator

$30

$12

$27

$12

14' Combo
Row Boat
Trolling Motor
 $28  $12  $24  $12

14’ Trio
Row Boat
Trolling Motor
Fish Locator

$33

$14

$29

$14


 

ONE-HOUR MINIMUM RENTALS

 

REGULAR RATE

RESIDENT DISCOUNT


1-Hour Minimum

Additional
1/2 Hour

1-Hour Minimum

Additional
1/2 Hour

Canoe $10
$5
$6
$3

Kayak
(Single or Tandem)

$10

$5

$6

$3

Paddleboat $10
$5
$6
$3

Swan Paddleboat

$12

$6

$8

$4

Sailboat $12 $6 $8
$4
Paddle Pontoon (Manual)
$30 $15
$25
$12
Paddle Pontoon  (Electric)
$35
$17
$30
$15


CANOES


  • 16' Mad River Explorer Canoes
  • 2 Passenger
  • Rental allowed for 15 year old (minimum) with the signature of a parent/guardian who remain onsite

 FISHING BOATS

12' Mirrocraft Fishing Boats

  • 12' Mirrocraft Aluminum Boats
    • Limited to 2 adults and 1 small child / 450 lbs. maximum
    • Rental allowed for 16-17 year old (without motor) with the signature of parent/guardian who remain onsite

14' Mirrocraft Fishing Boats

  • 14' Mirrocraft Aluminum Boats
    • Limited to 3 adults and 1 small child / 685 lbs. maximum
    • Rental allowed for 16-17 year old (without motor) with the signature of parent/guardian who remain onsite

KAYAKS

Perception Single Kayaks 

  • 12' Single or Tandem Perception Kayaks
    • 1 and 2 person boats (sit-on-top-style)
    • Rental allowed for 15 year old with the signature of parent/guardian who remain onsite

PADDLEBOATS

2 & 4 Person Paddleboats

  • Regular 2 & 4 Passenger Boats
    • Bimini covers
    • Rental allowed for 13 year old (minimum) with the signature of parent/guardian who remain onsite

 Swan Paddleboat

  • Swan Boat
    • 4-5 passengers
    • Rental allowed for 13 year old (minimum) with the signature of parent/guardian who remain onsite

Paddle Pontoon

  • Manual Pontoon Boat
    • 6-8 passengers
    • Rental limited to 18 year old (minimum)

  • Electric Pontoon Boat
    • 6-8 passengers
    • Rental limited to 18 year old (minimum)

SAILBOATS

  • 14.2' Catalina Capri's
    • 2-4 passengers
    • Rental limited to 18 year old (minimum) and customer must show certification of passing a sailing course offered by a reputable organization.  Please contact the Marina at 815-356-3754 for more details. 
  • Must show proof of knowing how to Sail
    • Sailing Card from Anywhere (expired is ok)
    • Log Book from Marina or Sailing Program
    • Old Goat's Club Membership (can show on smart phone if no card is available)
  • If no proof of sailing is available:
    • Guests can receive a check-off card from Three Oaks from Anita Zeken through a conversation on the phone and/or check-off sail with her.  Please visit the Three Oaks Marina or contact Marina at 815-356-3754 to schedule this. 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE MARINA

  • Fishing Licenses - State of Illinois (must provide a photo identification - i.e. driver's license)
  • Night-crawlers $4/dozen
  • Miscellaneous fishing tackle products for sale

MOST FREQUENT MARINA FAQ?

Are outside watercraft allowed?
No.  Outside watercraft are not allowed on the lake.  The only boats allowed on the lake are those provided for rental at the Three Oaks Marina.