Tampier Lake

Sunset over Tampier Lake. Photo by Robert Schwaan..
Photo by Robert Schwaan.

Water recreation abounds at Tampier Lake, where visitors can enjoy ample shoreline for fishing, a boat launch and a boating center offering boat and fishing gear rentals.

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Locations & Things to Do

Tampier Lake includes multiple locations:


Tampier Lake Boating Center

Entrance

W 131st St west of S Wolf Rd
Cook County, IL 60467
(near Orland Park)

Phone

708-361-0460

Things to Do & Amenities

  1. Indoor bathroom open April 1 to October 31 depending on weather conditions.
  2. Portable bathroom open November 1 to April 30 depending on weather conditions.

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to SunsetBoat Rental: 6am - 7:30pmRentals generally available early April to late October. Call ahead to confirm.

Closures & Alerts


Tampier Lake-North

Entrance

W 131st St west of S Wolf Rd
Cook County, IL 60464
(near Palos Park)

Things to Do & Amenities

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Tampier Lake-West

Entrance

S Will Cook Rd, south of W 131st St
Cook County, IL 60467
(near Orland Park)

Things to Do & Amenities

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Tampier Greenway Family Picnic Area

Things to Do & Amenities

  1. Portable bathroom open May 1 to October 31 depending on weather conditions.

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts


Tampier Lake Boating Center building with Tampier Lake in the background

Boat Rental at Tampier Lake Boating Center

The rental season is weather dependent, but generally lasts from early April through late October. Boats are available for rental from 6 am to 7:30 pm (hours may be restricted in colder months). Please call 708-361-0460 ahead of time to ensure Tampier Lake rentals are open.

Tampier Lake Boating Center
W 131st St west of S Wolf Rd
(near Orland Park)
708-361-0460

Tampier Lake Rental Rates
WatercraftRate
Row Boat (Includes Oars)$20/hr
Single Kayak$20/hr
Tandem Kayak$25/hr
Canoe$20/hr
Boat w/ Electric Motor (2 hr minimum)$25/hr

Discounts: Veterans, students and seniors, with proper identification, may qualify for a reduced rate of 10% off published rental fees.

Refreshments & fishing supplies: Food, beverages and fishing supplies (licenses, bait and equipment) may be available for purchase. Call ahead to confirm availability and pricing.

Regulations: Must be 21 or older with valid driver’s license to rent boat and motor (ID card or traffic ticket not acceptable). Four people per boat, two people per canoe (including small children and babies). Only one person can row the boat. No pets. No glass bottles.


Tampier Lake boat launch area
Photo by Jim Phillips.

Boat Launch

Tampier Lake Boating Center
W 131st St west of S Wolf Rd
(near Orland Park)
708-361-0460

Tampier Lake Boating Center features a trailered boat launch for canoes, kayaks, rowboats and boats with electric trolling motors.


Fishing

Tampier Lake has 131 acres of fishable water, with a maximum depth of 9.4 feet. Watercraft are not permitted north of 131st St. and fishing is prohibited north of the power lines. Features a trailered boat launch for canoes, kayaks, rowboats and boats with electric trolling motors. Boat rentals, bait and other fishing supplies are available at the Boating Center. Designated ice fishing lake.  


Fishing Access

Tampier Lake Boating Center
W 131st St west of S Wolf Rd
(near Orland Park)
708-361-0460

Tampier Lake-West
S Will Cook Rd, south of W 131st St
Cook County, IL 60467 (view web map of Tampier Lake-West)
(near Orland Park)