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Watercraft Launch Permit

Please  note our updated boat launch information:
For Sale – As of 4/1/19
Seasonal Launch Pass
Daily Launch Pass – Resident only
5 Launch Punch Pass – Resident only
Not For Sale
Daily Launch Pass – Non-Resident
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Fees for Forest Park Beach Stickers

If you would like to purchase storage space or obtain watercraft launching stickers, please register your information at the Lake Forest Recreation Center, Monday through Friday, between the hours of  8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. For questions, please call 847-234-6700.

Daily launch passes will be available to purchase at Forest Park Beach!  A fee of $38.00 will be charged for residents launching watercraft that are transported into the facility daily. Additionally non-resident can also purchase a daily launch pass for $60.00.  Non-resident daily launch will only be sold Monday - Friday, no weekends or holidays.  We have a new  Watercraft Impoundment Ordinance for watercraft contained in the compound or racks.  Please be aware of the policy.

Type Resident Fee Resident Senior Fee Non-Resident Fee
Watercraft Ramp Launch $517 $413 $1,034
Additional Watercraft $259 $208 $517
Year Round Compound Storage $2,291 $1,832 $3,437
Seasonal Compound Storage $1,551 $1,241 $2,324
Year Round Rack Storage $626 $502 $626
Seasonal Racks Storage $366 $292 $366
Seasonal Catamaran Sand Storage $475 $380 $713
Year Round Catamaran Sand Storage $775 $620 $1,162
North Beach Parking Permit City Sticker City Sticker City Sticker
South Beach Parking Permit $114 $90 $910
Lost Key / Transfer Fee (Decal must be surrendered $5 $5 $5

If you plan to use the Boat Basin Facility please read the following open letter to watercraft users and the rules listed below.  We offer other storage opportunities for you, if you are interested please contact us for more information at 847.810.3666.

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220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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