Marina Information

The marina at Three Oaks offers a variety of row boats and watercraft to rent, including canoes, kayaks, paddle boats,  paddle pontoons, and sailboats.  Additionally, guests can purchase fishing licenses, night-crawlers ($4/dozen), and miscellaneous fishing tackle products.  Personal watercraft are not allowed on the lake at Three Oaks.

Rental Rules

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.  The following rules apply to all guests:

  1. Three Oaks issued life vest/PFD must be worn at all times.
  2. Customers must remain in the watercraft at all times - no swimming or wading from any boat.
  3. Access the islands or shorelines is prohibited - guests must remain in the boat at all times.
  4. Alcohol is not permitted.

Row Boat Pricing

 Two Hour Minimum Rental Packages
  Regular Rate Resident Discount Additional Hour
 12' Combo  $25  $22  $10
 12' Trio  $30  $27  $12
 14' Combo  $28  $24  $12
 14' Trio  $33  $29  $14
*Please select the row boat link to view specifications.

Watercraft Pricing

One Hour Minimum Rental Packages
Regular Rate Resident Rate Add 1/2 Hour Regular Add 1/2 Hour Resident
Canoe $12 $8 $5 $3
Kayak $12 $8 $5 $3
Paddle Boat $12 $8 $5 $3
Swan Paddle Boat $12 $8 $6 $4
Sailboat $12 $8 $6 $4
Paddle Pontoon $30 $25 $15 $12

*Please select the watercraft link to view specifications. 

Fishing Guidelines

Three Oaks is a catch-and-release fishing facility only.  A valid Illinois Fishing License is required.  No "live" bait is allowed, defined as aquatic bait/minnows.  Contrary to Illinois State Law, we do not allow taking of smaller fish (or any lake creature) and using them as bait for larger fish.

Shoreline Fishing

Shoreline fishing is available year-round during open park hours.  Please dispose of any litter or trash in garbage receptacles located on the trails.  Alcohol and open fires are prohibited along the trails, and ice fishing is not allowed at Three Oaks. 

Fish Populations

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources performs an annual study to determine fish species and conditions of populations.  Populations include: Muskellunge, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Bass, Rock Bass, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Pan Fish, including Bluegill and Yellow Perch.