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The following public bodies of water are navigable in their natural condition or are improved for navigation and open to public use. The entire length and surface area in Illinois, including all backwater lakes and sloughs open to the main channel or body of water at normal flows or stages, are open to the public:
1) Lake Michigan;
2) Fox River (Illinois River Basin);
3) Fox Chain-O-Lakes (Lake and McHenry Counties): Bluff Lake, Lake Catherine, Channel Lake, Fox Lake, Grass Lake, Lake Marie, Nippersink Lake, Dunns Lake, Pistakee Lake, Lake Jerilyn, Lac Louette, and Redhead Lake; and
4) The following public bodies of water are navigable waters that are dedicated to public use. This list is incomplete. It is believed there are numerous channels and slips in subdivisions on the margins of public bodies of water that have been dedicated by plat. Additional channels and slips have been dedicated by common law: Petite Lake and Spring Lake and connecting channels between Bluff Lake and Fox Lake in Lake County.
(Ord., Appendix I, passed 10-13-2009)