Boat Launch Rates

Lloyd Boat Launch

Motorized / Non-Motorized Boats
799 Sheridan Road
(847) 770-0821

Boat Launch Hours
May 26 – September 3
Monday-Sunday: 6am-10pm

Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
May 26 – September 3
Saturday & Sundays: 9am-6pm
Thursday & Friday: By request (email

Elder Lane Beach

Non-Motorized Boats
299 Sheridan Road
(847) 513-4374

Boat Launch Hours
June 9 – August 26
Monday-Sunday: 9am-7pm

Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
June 16 – September 3
Saturday & Sundays: 9am-6pm
Thursday & Friday: By request (email

Launch Daily Rates

All non-season pass holders must purchase a daily pass during the season to use the pier or beach launch. Daily rates are not valid for personal water crafts, and include one parking pass. A daily pass for Elder Lane Beach does not include access to the swimming area.

Weekdays (Monday-Friday)

Daily Rate Type Res Non-Res
Pier Launch (Lloyd only) $15 $30
Beach Launch (Lloyd & Elder) $5 $10

Weekends & Holidays

Daily Rate Type Res Non-Res
Pier Launch (Lloyd only) $35 $70
Beach Launch (Lloyd & Elder) $15 $30

Launch Season Passes

2018 season pass dates: May 26 – September 3
Passes are available for motorized boats and personal water crafts and include two parking passes. Boat launch season passes are available for purchase in-person at the Winnetka Park District Administrative office (540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka). Resident seniors are eligible for a 15 percent discount on all season passes with proof of age, residency, and boat ownership.

Season Pass Type
Res Non-Res
Unlimited Pier Launch (Lloyd only) $415 $830
Weekend-Only Pier Launch (Lloyd only) $265 $530
Unlimited Beach Launch (Lloyd & Elder) $185 $390
Personal Water Craft Pier Launch (Lloyd only) $415 $830

Motorized Boat Launch Application
Personal Watercraft Launch Application

Boat Launch Rules

The following regulations will be implemented by the Winnetka Park District staff during hours of operations to insure that all beach users will be able to use Lloyd and Elder Lane Beach in harmony. At the time of purchase each season pass holder is asked to read the following regulations and sign a form (the registration form) that they are aware, understand and will follow the rules when launching their vessel:

Lloyd Beach is for the exclusive use of individuals participating in boating and sailing activities. NO SWIMMING IS ALLOWED AT LLOYD BEACH!

Lloyd Beach and Elder Lane Beach are staffed Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Staff hours at Lloyd Beach are 8:00am till Dusk. Staff hours at Elder Lane Beach are 9:00am till 7:00pm.

Holidays rates will include Memorial Day Weekend, July 3rd and 4th, and Labor Day Weekend.

Motorboats must be attended by owner/passenger at all times when in the launch. Staff members are not responsible for watching boats. The Winnetka Park District is not responsible for any damages.

Motorboats are required to have boat fenders present on the port or starboard side when launching and docking.

Motorboats are required to have two (2) boat lines when launching and docking.

Personal watercraft hours are restricted to 9:00am till dusk seven (7) days a week.

In compliance with the Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act Digest, age of operations of personal watercrafts as well as power boats will be as follows:

  • No persons under the age of 10 may operate a motorboat or PWC.
  • Persons at least 10 years of age and less than 18 years of age may operate a motorboat only if they are accompanied on the motorboat and under the direct control of a parent or guardian, or a person at least 18 years of age designated by a parent or guardian.
  • Persons at least 12 years of age and less than 18 years of age may, however operate a motorboat or PWC if they are in possession of a Boating Safety Certificate issued by the Department of Natural Resources Office, Division of Education, or a valid certificate issued by another state, a province of the Dominion of Canada, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadron.

 Individuals who do not follow the above age rules will be subject to having their pass suspended or revoked by the Winnetka Park District.

Due to limited space and control problems each season pass holder may bring up to (4) four guests.


At Elder Lane Beach, guests must stay on the north side of the pier and swimming is not allowed on this end of the beach. In order to swim, guests must purchase a daily beach pass and swim only on the south side of the pier.

Patrons on the beach without purchasing a daily beach pass must be accompanied by a season pass holder or a rack pass holder.

The personal watercraft/motorized vessel season pass will be issued to the registered owner of the watercraft. Only the immediate family of the registered owner can launch the watercraft. The owner and/or the immediate family must be present during the time the watercraft is in use.

When returning to the launch, existing boats have the right away.

Refueling of personal watercrafts will not be allowed on Winnetka Park District properties.

All personal watercraft users must wear Coast Guard approved life jackets.

All personal watercraft and motorized vessels must have a fire extinguisher present.

All personal watercraft usage will be by season pass only. No daily fees will be available to launch a PWC.

All paddle boarders are required to utilize a safety leash. Children under the age of 13 are required to wear a life jacket when using a paddle board.

Non-Motorized and motorized vessels, besides personal watercrafts, are able to purchase daily fess for launching as well as a season pass.

A season pass or daily fee is required for all vessels.

All season passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Buoys will be installed in the lake to designate no-wake areas and access areas to and from the beach. If buoys should be moved by wave action Park District staff will replace them as soon as possible and watercraft operators will still be expected to follow normal locations of the buoys.

Any type of watercraft causing a wake inside the designated no-wake areas are subject to having their season pass suspended and/or revoked.

The north end of Lloyd Beach is used for non-motorized vessels only. Anchor and switching passengers is only allowed in front of beach house and the south end.

As a courtesy to non-motorized users and rack space owners, all personal watercrafts shall operate 100 yards from the shore and only beach/anchor their watercraft directly in front of the beach house and on the south side of the beach.

No boogie boards and inflatable floatation devices allowed.

No dogs are permitted on the beach at any time. Village ordinance #504 will be enforced.

No fires, including grills, are allowed on the beach.

Glass containers are not allowed on the beach.

No alcohol is allowed on the beach.

For the safety of the sailing students and personal watercraft users, all personal watercraft operators shall be aware of the District’s Sailing Programs held at Lloyd Beach and will make every effort to stay removed from these classes. All PWC and Motorized Boat operators shall observe proper right of way.

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