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Glenn Shoals and Old Hillsboro Lakes

The lakes are one of Hillsboro’s main attractions. Have fun in the sun while boating, skiing, canoeing or relax with a fishing trip in the serene environment. Both lakes are stocked with: Blue gill • Catfish • Crappie • Hybrid Stripers • Largemouth Bass • Smallmouth Bass (Glenn Shoals only)



The Landing (Glenn Shoals Marina)

700 Glenn Shoals Drive
Hillsboro, IL 62049
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  • Full-service marina
  • 1250 Acres
  • Average Depth 10 Feet
  • 35 mph Speed Limit
  • Two Boat Launches
  • Old Lake Hillsboro
  • 110 Acres
  • 10 mph Speed Limit
  • No Horsepower Limit
  • Gas, Snacks & Bait Onsite
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Boat Slip Rental


All boats must have a permit
Permits are  good for year issued (January – December)
To obtain permit you must show proof of insurance and horsepower

Permits may be purchased at:

Hillsboro Fire Department
101 S Broad Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The “Landing” Marina at Glenn Shoals Lake (seasonal)
700 Glenn Shoals Drive
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Hillsboro City Hall
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Boating Fees (both lakes)

Boat TypeHillsboro ResidentsCounty ResidentsNon-County Out of State
Non-Motorized Watercraft$20$20$20
1-20 Horsepower$30$40$45
21-50 Horsepower$40$50$60
51-100 Horsepower$45$70$85
101-200 Horsepower$65$105$155
201-up and Inboards$75$135$185
Sail Boats$30$45$50
Jet_Ski 2 Day Pass$30$50$75
Daily Permits - All Boats
(excludes Jet Skis
Senior Citizens Discount
65 years old, or older
Non-Motorized Watercraft - 50% off
Over 1 horsepower - 25% off


Fishing Tournament Information

For fishing tournament scheduling please call the Parks office at 217-532-6778.