PADDLEBOARD RENTALS

Location:

Three Oaks Recreation Area
5517 NW Hwy, Crystal Lake IL 60014
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Operating Times

June 8, 2019 through September 15, 2019
10:00 am until 1/2 hour before sunset
WEATHER PERMITTING
Temperatures of 70 degrees or higher
Wind under 17 mph
No lightning with 30 miles
Check Three Oaks Weather here

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Text: BOARDHOUSE
to: 22828

Reservations are not needed but recommended,
especially hot weekends and holidays.
Call 847-943-7043 | 10am - 5pm

Reservations

Call 847-943-7043 | Walk Ups are Welcome

Rent a paddleboard at The Board House. Walk ups welcome or call 847-854-4754 for a reservation.

Walk ups on hot week end or holidays may have a wait time for the next available un-reserved boards to come back in. The busiest times are usually from noon to about 3pm.

Be Prepared!

Wear quick dry clothing: (ie polyester, dri-fit)
Bring sunscreen, water shoes, towel, water.
Sunglasses will fall off if you fall in the water!
You can purchase glass retainers and waterproof phone cases at the Board House.

Three Oaks Recreation Area Rules!

Entrance to 3 Oaks is Free
Parking $5 per car for non-Crystal Lake residents.
Children must be at least 12 years old to paddleboard.
Children 12 to 17 years must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
If you are chaperoning bring a signed Trip Permission form signed by parents of those you are chaperoning.

Trip Permission Form

On the Lake

You must wear the PFD vest provided at all times.
No swimming off the board. Swim back to your board asap when you fall in.
Stay out of the swim area, scuba area or marina dock area.
Do not go on shore except for the Board House launch area.
Pets are not allowed on your board or in the water.
If you have a problem when out in the water, hold on to your board, wave your hands over your head. The patrol boat will assist you. Or if you have a phone call 845-790-8840 or 847-943-7043 for assistance.

MAP TO THE BOARD HOUSE

Directions to The Board House at Three Oaks Recreation Area.

Paddleboarding at The Board House


The Board House may be the best place in northern IL to paddleboard! In our opinion, the lake at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake, IL. is the best lake to paddle board. Why? The lake is 338 acres of clear, clean water. The perfect size because it takes about two hours to paddle around. Then you have plenty of fish, turtles and wildlife to view while you're on the water. The lake has 8 islands and 5 bays to explore and except for the patrol boat, there are no motor boats on the lake to create a wake. Then there's the Board House itself. It has a private launch area for enjoying many different paddleboard activities with a large fleet of paddle boards to rent and demo.

The Board House is owned and operated by Alpine Accessories and located on the north side of the lake at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake, IL. It is the first dedicated stand up paddle board facility in the Chicago area. The Board House has a large fleet of rental paddle boards and equipment for your enjoyment. If you enjoy paddleboarding, or want to find out what it's all about, we invite you to come down and visit.

Calm waters and Islands

Paddle around the islands at Three Oaks Recreation Area

BRING YOUR BOARD


Check in at the Board House and sign waivers
Pay a launch and cleaning fee of $10 per board.
The Board House staff will clean your board before it goes into the water.
PFD vests are required by Three Oaks. (waist pfd's are not allowed. Vests are available for rental for $5/ea.)
Stay out on the lake for the remainder of the day.
All Three Oaks rules shall be followed.


Board Storage: Sorry, due to the high water levels at the lake, board storage is not available this season.

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PADDLE BOARD LESSONS


Beginner paddleboard lessons gives you the basics so you can have a great experience paddleboardsing.

Beginner Paddleboard Lesson

Beginner lessons are for first time paddleboarders. Taking a lesson you will learn the basics so you will have the best experience and more fun. Instructors give about 10-15 minutes dry land, 10-15 on water with the instructor and the remaining time you practice on the water.

You will learn:
How to size, hold and use your paddle.
How to get on, get up on and position on the board.
How to steer, turn and stop the board.
How to fall and get back on the board safely.

Intermediate paddleboard lessons to advance your skills.

Intermediate Paddleboard Lesson

Intermediate lessons are great for when you have been on a paddleboard a few times and want more control of the direction you are going. You will have experienced and trained instructors give about 15 minutes dry land and 45 minutes on water instruction.

You will learn to:
Improve your stance and position for best performance.
Learn 3 essential paddle strokes for more control of your board.
How to handle waves and strong winds

Private paddleboard lessons to advance your skills.

Private Paddleboard Lesson

Private lessons are the best way to improve your paddling skills. You will have our most experienced and trained instructor for an entire hour with you on the areas you want to improve on.

You will learn to:
Build on the intermediate skills for better performance.
Improve and add to your repertoire of paddle strokes to help you control your board.
How to handle waves and strong winds.
Learn to pivot turn.

Group Paddleboarding


Paddleboard for six people.

Maori 6 Person SUP

2 - 6 people paddleboard

Group paddleboarding is great for groups and businesses.

Group Outings

Great time for clubs and business groups

San Francisco

Group Lessons

Learn Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding at Three Oaks Recreation Area

Wild Roots Yoga at Three Oaks

Yoga class: Contact Wild Roots Yoga to make a reservation for SUP YOGA at 847-220-2421.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Wild Roots for their schedule and pricing.

SUP Yoga classes by Jessie Rae of Wild Roots Yoga and Body Workout. Reservations are required, call 847-220-2421 or email jessiraeyoga@gmail.com for class schedule and cost.

Jessi has single class and 5 class package rates which include a 90 minute class, rental of paddleboard paddle, board leash and vest. Please arrive 15 minutes before class time to sign in and get your gear set up.
Weather restrictions: The Board House is open when it is above 70 degrees, winds are less than 15 mph and no lightning within 30 miles.

If you have never paddle boarded before it is recommended that you take a beginner lesson by the Board house staff. Contact the Board House to schedule a lesson at 847-947-7043.

Pricing

Paddle as long as you can.

Rentals

Paddleboard, Paddle, Vest, Leash

Call to reserve 847-943-7043

Walk ups Welcome!

Lessons recommended for first timers.

Lessons

Paddleboard, Paddle, Vest, Leash

Call to reserve 847-943-7043

Group Rentals

6 or more in your group

$5 OFF per board with reservation

The group will get a 15 minute dry land instruction, 15 minutes on water instruction, remaining time is on your own.

SHOP PADDLEBOARDS

Alpine Accessories has a large selection of stand up paddleboards at the Lake in the Hills shop. If you are interested in buying a paddleboard you can demo the boards at The Board House and have double the rental fee applied to your paddle board purchase within seven days of the demo.
Try as many boards as you want in your time slot.

9219 S IL Route 31, Lake in the Hills IL

847-854-4754

Sales@AlpineAccessories.com