Homer Lake North Boat Launch

Project Overview In-Progress

The North Boat Launch Area at Homer Lake Forest Preserve is a popular access point for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Improvements at the launch will help maintain existing infrastructure to ensure its longevity and will also improve accessibility, giving even more people access to nature at Homer Lake. The Forest Preserves received funding from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) via a Boat Access and Development (BAAD) grant. Additional funding was raised by the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation.

Improvements being made include:

  • Reconstructing the retaining wall
  • Refurbishing the dock
  • Adding ADA parking
  • Adding a concrete path
  • Adding an ADA canoe/kayak launch


Homer Lake Forest Preserve North Entrance, 2450 CR 1350N, Homer, Illinois 61849

Start Date

April 2024

End Date

May 2025