Lake Storey Beach

1572 Machen Drive

Lake Storey Beach Hours

Open daily from Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lake Storey beach is an unguarded "swim at your own risk" location - there are not lifeguards on duty at the beach. Swimming is only permitted during the listed open hours, and only in the designated roped off area. Anyone under the age of 16 MUST be supervised by someone 16 years of age or older.
*Dogs are prohibited from the beach area.
*Alcohol is prohibited anywhere in Lake Storey Park.
*The beach and lake are closed for 30 minutes following any lightning or thunder.

Lake Storey Boat Rentals

Summer 2021
Hours:  noon - 7:00 p.m., with the last boat departures at 5:45 p.m.

Paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, and Jon boats are available. Patrons must be 16 years old or older to rent a boat. Patrons must wear life jackets which are provided.
FEE: $9.00/hour


Credit/Debit or cash payments are accepted. Please keep 6 foot distance between groups. Days/Times are subject to change at short/no notice.
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Personal Boats

Personal canoes, kayaks, Jon boats and small sail boats may be used on the lake as long as they are registered with the Illinois Department of Conservation. The City of Galesburg only allows electric trolling motors on Lake Storey, gas power motors may not be used.

Please direct any questions or concerns to the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Office, 309/345-3683.
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