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Lincoln Park Lagoon
(Cook County, Illinois)
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When boating, regardless of water depth, wear a PFD!

Boating information:

  • Rental paddleboats available in south lagoon
  • This lagoon is located next to Diversey Harbor and is shown on the map on this link

Fish in this lagoon include:
(Note: While there are fish, we've been told no more fishing).

Other Park District Lagoons:

Other Information

[Depth Map]
Get detailed map, (43k) (including depths).

Lincoln Park Lagoon is located just off Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's lakefront. There is ample free parking (although you may have to drive around for a few hours to find it). The area is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon (even if you can't fish there anymore).

[My Dad, 1942 at shore]

My Dad in uniform at the zoo pond around 1942, shortly before leaving for the war.

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