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The lakes and waterways in Illinois offer residents many resources for boating, fishing and relaxation. LakeBrowser provides information on boating, fishing, weather, community, lodging, events and more including our Lake Resource Guide. Use the Lake Resource Guide to search for resources around Illinois waterways or the nation's waterways.
Boating in the state of Indiana is under the control of the Indiana's Department of Natural Resources. If you 15 years of age or older and do not have an automobile drivers licence, you must successfully complete a boating safety education course and carry your boating safety education certificate.
We have put together these resources for Illinois boaters. Please click on the links below for additional information.
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A fishing license is required. The license is valid from April 1, and expires March 31, of the following year. Fishing licenses are available from various outlets including online. For more informaton go to Illinois Department of Natural Resources.