Boating

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

BAIT SHOP/BOAT RENTAL IS NOW OPEN!

The Evergreen Lake Bait Shop & Boat Rental will open Saturday, April 6.  Operating Hours are as follows:  

BAIT SHOP –  Open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  7 days per week.

BOAT RENTAL – Open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  7 days per week.

Expanded hours starting Memorial Day Weekend.

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.