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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will permit recreational boating on the Fox River again as of Wednesday, July 4.The Geneva Park District announced Island Park reopened to the public June 29.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (INDR) announced that recreational boating on the Fox River has been restricted until further notice due to safety concerns.The State said a swift current, floating debris, and submerged structures/piers have created conditions significantly hazardous to navigate on the Fox River/Chain O'Lakes from the Stratton Lock and Dam south to the Montgomery Dam in Lake, McHenry and Kane counties. The conditions also are treacherous for emergency service personnel called upon to rescue people involved in boating mishaps.The INDR has authorization to designated restricted boating areas when navigation is significantly dangerous. The announcement was effective as of 5 p.m. June 20.People should avoid any type of recreational boating on the Fox River until the State lifts the restriction.The Geneva Park District announced that Island Park also is closed due to flooding until further notice.