|State Route 31 at River Drive|
Public Boat Launch for Motor Boats & Jet Skiers
Open Daily Dawn to 11pm (weather & conditions permitting)
Boy Scout Island closes seasonally after the first winter snowfall (usually December) and reopens as quickly as possible the following spring (March or April).
Must provide your own boat.
Daily Parking Pass
- Paid on site via a pay box
- For Numbered Boat Trailer Spots
- Available First Come, First Serve Basis
- Memorial Day to Labor Day: $10 per day, 7 days per week
- All Other Days: FREE
Season Parking Pass
- Includes daily parking fee
- Vehicles must be removed from lot by 11pm
- May be purchased by calling 630-513-6200 or at Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue.
- RES $50/NR $100
Additional Parking Information
Parking your boat trailer and vehicle in the neighborhood across from Boy Scout Island may result in ticketing fees from the City of St. Charles. At this time as an alternative for boat trailer/vehicle parking, the City of St. Charles will allow boat trailers and vehicles to be parked near the old police station off Riverside Avenue without fines. There is a small pier on the east side of the Fox River for boaters to pick up their drivers. For more details: click here
Boy Scout Island is closed every year on July 3 at 9pm and on July 4 for the community’s fireworks celebration.
The boat launch closes for the season after the first snowfall and opens in the spring when conditions are favorable.
Vehicles with trailers are not allowed to park at Ferson Creek Park, on private property or along Route 31.
Park Type: Special Use
Park/Facility Code: BSI
Trails: 0.1 miles
- Bird Watching
- Boating – Free Ramp Use; Parking Fees (see above)
- Fishing – Open Play/Free Use*
*Park District programs and rentals have priority use. This is not allowed for organized sports team practices or play.
- Boat Launch (Motor Boats & Jet Skis)
- Boat Launch (Paddle Sports)
- Parking – Lot
- Picnic Tables
- River/Creek/Open Water Access
State fishing licensing and regulations apply in all Park District waterways