Model Boating

Designated areas are available for any and all individuals and/or organizations on a first-come, first-served basis.


Model boating events with more than 25 people (participants and/or spectators) must request permission and obtain a permit by contacting our Permits Department at or 800-870-3666.


Beverly Lake

W Higgins Rd/Rte 72, west of Beverly Rd
Cook County, IL 60010 (map)


Potawatomi Woods

E Dundee Rd, east of N Milwaukee Ave
Cook County, IL 60062 (map)


Midlothian Reservoir*

167th St, west of Cicero Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452 (map)
*NOTE: Model boats are permitted on the east lake only


Sundown Meadow (Ida Lake)

S LaGrange Rd, north of 67th St
Countryside, IL 60525 (map)

Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County