Address-  Three Oaks Recreation Area

5517 NW Hwy.  Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Open 10 am to 7 pm seven days a week

weather permitting.

Phone- 847-943-7043


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.

About the

Board House

Alpine Accessories

The photo on the left is an aerial view of the north west corner of the lake. You can see the Board House is located in the corner of the lake by the islands. 

At Three Oaks Recreation Area in The City of Crystal Lake, IL.

Hi, I just wanted to tell you how much we've enjoyed paddleboarding at the Board House! Your staff is wonderful and it's so nice and simple to rent a board for the afternoon. We love the lake at Three Oaks as well. It's perfect for a quiet paddleboarding trip. Great job! We'll see you again next summer! 

Sincerely, Julie Camel & family
P.S. Love the coupons! They keep us coming back more often! 

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.

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Board House