The Illinois Boater’s Association, which can be found here: Illinois Boaters Association was indeed born in the shadow of the Northern Illinois Chain O’Lakes, but by no means does this translate to not celebrating all of the waters of Illinois.
As the Executive Director of the Illinois Boater’s Association, I have heard many amazing stories about various boating adventures and experiences all over the State of Illinois. In my capacity as an attorney, I had the privilege to attend a recent municipal meeting in the Village of Wauconda, Illinois. Part of that meeting was updating members of that board on Bang’s Lake.
Bang’s Lake is a self-contained, Village of Wauconda managed 309 acre body of water, 6.3 miles of shore line located not far at all from the Chain O’Lakes. It is often a secondary destination when high waters on the Fox River render the Chain as a no-wake.
The officials of Wauconda handed out a very informative two (2) page information sheet on Bang’s Lake which can be downloaded right here: Wauconda-Bangs Lake Info
The Village of Wauconda maintains a very informative page on this gorgeous body of water appropriately entitled Beautiful Bangs Lake
It is truly worth taking a look at the rules and regulations and minor costs associated with a day adventure on Bangs Lake. Many answers and fishing limit and size information can be easily found here: Wauconda-Bangs Lake Info
A day on the water is often complimented by a great place to dine and enjoy a beverage. Along the shores of Bangs Lake is Lindy’s Landing, which boasts excellent food, wonderful views, and its own marina. Lindy’s even has its own sand beaches for the enjoyment of patrons and guests.
If you have not been on the waters of Bangs Lake, why not add it to your Illinois Boating to-do list?
And now the open challenge and invitation to all. Have a favorite Illinois body of water? Any stories, recommendations, information, and photos to share? Part of our mission at the Illinois Boaters Association is to celebrate and educate folks on Illinois waters. We would be most interested in your thoughts, experiences, and insights. Please feel free to send your thoughts, stories, pictures, and info to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to me at DavidZipp@lawyer.com
You can be one of our roving Illinois boating reporters! Please submit your stories for sharing with the Illinois boating community today! Please keep submissions under 500 words and please add pictures. We need to reserve the right to edit submissions as necessary, but full credit will be given to all who are published.
We still have several good weeks left for boating, get out there and enjoy!