Lake Galena
Marina Park Complex

Marina Rates & Fee Schedule

In-Water  6' wide or less
(Includes launch fee)   
In-Water   Over 6' wide  
(Includes launch fee)

Storage Pen $165
Canoe Rack $90
In/Out Boat by GTA Staff $75
Winterize Motor - Pontoon $55
Winterize & Store Motor - Fishing Boat $55
Annual Launch Fee -
Motorized Crafts
Annual Launch Fee -
Non-Motorized Crafts

Lake Maintenance Fee $20

Boat Rental - Motor Boat (per hour) $20
Boat Rental - Pontoon (per hour)
Boat Rental - Single Kayak (per hour)
Boat Rental - Double Kayak (per hour)
Boat Rental - Canoe (per hour)

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This private lake is open only to property owners, their guests, and guests of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
One of The Galena Territory’s most cherished amenities is Lake Galena, a scenic 225-acre man-made lake perfect for anglers and boaters who enjoy observing nature on leisurely cruises. It boasts some of the best fishing in the area, with an abundance of smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, channel catfish, perch and tiger muskie. The lake is primarily spring-fed and has a spillway at one end creating a beautiful 40-foot waterfall called Thunder Bay Falls. 

Be sure to watch for its many feathered friends… eagles, owls, ospreys, blue herons, ducks and wild turkeys. Wildlife, in addition to the abundant fish and turtles, often includes white tail deer, red fox, beavers and muskrats. 

Association members may dock their own boat at one of the Marina’s numerous slips, or members and their guests can rent a boat and purchase fishing supplies at the Bait & Tackle Shop. The Marina Park Complex also has a picnic pavilion, tennis courts and kids’ playground for other land-based activities.

Lake Galena depth map

Lake Galena in The Galena Territory

The Galena Territory Webcam
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Lake Galena Bait Shop Hours

April 30 - May 24, Daily, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
May 25 - Sept. 3, Daily 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sept. 4 - 30, Daily 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 6-28, Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call the Bait Shop for more information at 815-777-2012. If you need service at other times, call the Administrative office at 815-777-2000 and staff will get you on the water.

Closed November through March.
Marina/Lake Galena Rules
~Swimming is prohibited in Lake Galena and below the spillway area at Thunder Bay Falls Park.
~Fishing is permitted on Lake Galena and from the shoreline, the fishing pier and at Thunder Bay Falls Park. An Illinois State Fishing License is required and can be purchased at the Marina or online at
~Fishing is prohibited from the private dock area including the docks at the Marina and from the lake spillway.
~The water of Lake Galena are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Property Owners/Guests may be fined by the IDNR Patrol Officers if they are not in compliance with state fishing and boating statutes.
Marina Park
Bait & Tackle Shop
Boat Storage Pen
Boat Launch Ramp
Private Docks for Owners
Pontoon Rentals
Kayak Rentals
Fishing Boat Rentals
Fish Cleaning Hut
Marina Lounge (Available for rent) 
Marina Pavilion (Available for rent)
Outdoor Picnic Lawn
Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Kids' Playground
Fishing Pier

Thunder Bay Falls Park
Hiking trails are available. An observation point to view Lake Galena's Spillway is a popular spot. Fishing is allowed in the stream below the spillway. Two new observation paths traverse the top and the base of the wall.

North Cove Park
North Cove on Lake Galena is a perfect setting for an outing. Bring a picnic lunch and fish from the shoreline. The area is complete with picnic tables, a small pavilion and barbecue grills. Want to ride your horse to North Cove? Hitching posts are available. Boat docking and boat launching is prohibited at North Cove. North Cove is open daily from dawn until dusk.
Printed maps are available at the Marina and GTA Administration Office. View map of Lake Galena. 

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Storage/Docking Application

Lake Galena & Marina Park Complex (100 Marina Drive)

Lake Galena 




Thunder Bay Falls Park



Dawn to dusk

North Cove


Daily Dawn to dusk
Marina and Bait & Tackle Shop
April and October
May and September
   Memorial Day-Labor Day   
   Weekends only   
Boat Storage Pen (If gate is locked call Security at 815-266-6251    January-December
 Daily Anytime
Fish Cleaning Station Seasonal Daily Anytime
Tennis/Pickleball Courts -
reservations required 815-777-2012
Limited to 2 hours/group/stay
 Daily  Dawn to dusk
Playground Equipment Seasonal Daily Dawn to dusk
Horseshoe Pits  Seasonal
 Dawn to dusk
Volleyball & Badminton Net Seasonal
  Dawn to dusk
Marina Lounge* April and October
May and September
Memorial Day-Labor Day

Weekends only
Marina Pavilion* Seasonal  Daily   Dawn to dusk