Lake Zurich Residents Can Now Buy Season Passes for Non-motorized Watercraft

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. — The Lake Zurich Village Board will now allow Lake Zurich residents to purchase non-motorized watercraft season passes. In the past, only day passes were allowed for non-motorized watercraft.

Daily passes are still available for $5, while seasonal passes will cost $40, according to the newly drafted nonmotorized watercraft launch permit application which includes the new seasonal pass option.

Lake Zurich now offers season passes for non-motorized watercraft, available to residents only. Photo credit: Margo Pelak

On May 3, Village Manager Ray Keller published a memorandum about the proposed change.

The season passes allow kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, windsurfers, row boats, long boards and sailboats on the lake. Inflatable watercraft are not permitted.

“There’s a couple of things that this season pass is not. It is not a patrol agreement, it is not an enforcement agreement. It is not a lake management plan,” stated Mayor Tom Poynton.

“It is simply an accommodation being made to our residents to launch non-motorized [watercraft vehicles] at certain times of the year at Paulus Park,” finished Poynton.

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