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Boating & Fishing

Fishing

Cast a line from the fishing piers at Lake Ellyn or Foxcroft! Ages 16 and up need an Illinois fishing license obtained through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Kids ages 15 and under may fish for free without a license. All fishing is catch-and-release only and ice fishing is prohibited. 

  • Lake Ellyn: 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn
  • Lake Foxcroft: 2S540 Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn

For complete information, please refer to Glen Ellyn Park District ordinance section 4.04.


Model Boating

Model boating is allowed on Lake Ellyn and Lake Foxcroft. “Model Boats” refer to electric or radio-controlled boats or sailboats that have maximum speeds of 15mph or slower.  Model Power Boating is prohibited. 

Passenger Boating

Non-motorized passenger occupied boating is allowed on Lake Ellyn. This includes kayaks and canoes. All boaters must buy a $5 permit by completing the application below. Permits, which much be affixed to your watercraft, will be mailed via United States Postal Service. 

  • Boating is allowed May 1st – Nov. 1st from sunrise to sunset.
  • Boaters must practice social distancing and adhere to current State boat occupancy guidelines. Users should ensure they are ready to leave quickly from the ramp or dock as soon as their boat is in the water to avoid congregation.
  • Watercraft are not permitted on Lake Foxcroft.

For complete information, please refer to Glen Ellyn Park District ordinance section 4.04.