A Relaxing & Natural Atmosphere

Evergreen Lake's 10 horsepower limit maintains the lake's relaxing and natural atmosphere, providing a perfect setting for fishing, sailing, and canoeing. Two dual-lane launch ramps allow for ease of access. The lake's 900-acre size has also made it one of the most popular sailboarding lakes in Central Illinois. View the new interactive depth map of Evergreen Lake or download a printable map of Evergreen Lake (PDF).

Launch Ramps

A boat launch is conveniently located inside Comlara Park's Main Recreation Area (MRA) next to the Evergreen Lake boat rental facility. A second launch is located in the White Oak Area (WOA) on County Road 1200E.

Evergreen Lake Watercraft Registration Required

  • Annual fee - $48 (McLean County residents receive a $10 discount)
  • Daily fee - $20 (McLean County residents receive a $5 discount)

View the fishing section for more information on watercraft regulations on Evergreen Lake.

Boat Rentals Available

Boat Rentals Available Table
Type of Watercraft Hourly Fee Daily / Overnight Fee
Canoe $12 $27
Kayak $12 $27
Paddle boat $8 per 30 minutes N/A
Rowboat $15 $30
Rowboat with five-horsepower motor $30 $75


Operating Hours are as follows:  

BAIT SHOP –  Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  7 days per week.

BOAT RENTAL – Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  WEEKENDS ONLY (Sat. & Sun.)

The Bait Shop offers minnows, night crawlers, red worms, wax worms, leeches, cheese baits, and cut baits. Limited tackle and ice available, too! NOTE - During the weekdays staff is not present, please press buzzer on the front of the building for assistance OR CALL THE PARK VISITOR CENTER AT (309) 434-6770. Thank you!

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation at (309) 434-6770.