Enjoy a Day of Boating

Lake lot lessees are now allowed Jet Skis on the same days as boating with lake registration $100/yr​.

Boat length limits: 21ft for regular, 28ft for Pontoons​​

Skiing and Tubing 10am - 7pm , Not allowed on Wednesdays.

 ALL skiing boats must have a competent observer aboard and orange flag displayed.

​All boats must have a daily or yearly permit prior to launching which can be obtained at the Lake Office.

Wake boats are NOT permitted on the lake

Like jackets for every person on board.

Persons under 13 must wear a life jacket at all times 

​Three persons are required when skiing, 2 competent and 1 skier

No wake dusk to dawn, slow areas where buoys are present.

Lake traffic is counter clockwise right to left

New Lake speed limit is 35 miles per hour

 Old Lake, no wake​

​And all IDNR boating regulations, running lights required after dusk

Pricing changes may occur per administration

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Gillespie Lakes

Picnic grounds at lake Gillespie

Boating Fun

Enjoy the Lakes. Stay safe by being prepared and using the appropriate equipment, whether enjoying a ride on a motorized boat, paddling a kayak or wakeboarding.