Independence Grove Marina
Whether you want to fish, paddle solo or take the family for a bike or boat ride, the marina at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville has a variety of bikes, boats and other small watercraft to choose from. The marina also sells bait, tackle, fishing licenses, snacks and beverages. The marina is located along the south bay of the preserve's 115-acre lake.
Though personal watercraft are not allowed on the lake at Independence Grove, you can rent fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and pedal boats. You can also rent comfort bikes, quadracycles and adaptive trikes. Approved flotation gear and bike helmets are provided with use.
Must be age 16 or older to rent boats or bikes. Ages 12–15 may rent with a signature of a parent or guardian who is present at the preserve. Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult when on the water. There are no age restrictions for passengers.