McCook Lake Izaak Walton League
As we move ahead, we kindly request that all members of the McCook Lake Chapter of the IWLA complete an annual acknowledgement of receipt and review of our club rules in order to retain membership. It's a simple process that helps us ensure that all members are familiar with and adhere to our guidelines. To submit your responses, please follow the link provided below. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all our members, and thank you for your continued support of our chapter.
The McCook Lake Izaak Walton League is a treasure trove of offerings for our members. Nestled in nature's beauty, our sprawling grounds boast an array of amenities, including a cozy clubhouse, two inviting picnic shelters, a private beach complete with kayak and paddle boats, a convenient boat ramp, day use docks, annual slip rentals, and personal kayak storage racks. Not to mention, our public beach on the east side of the lake has been expanded to more than double its size, providing ample space for sun-soaked relaxation. For nature enthusiasts, we have two large conservation areas where hunting is permitted, and we actively engage in conservation projects with local organizations to protect McCook Lake's water levels and quality, preserve island wildlife habitats through a tree and shrub project, and maintain WRP land and public hunting areas. Moreover, our calendar is packed with exciting events that vary with the seasons, from volunteer projects and thrilling fishing derbies to heartwarming potluck dinners that foster a sense of community among our members. Plus, our clubhouse is available for rental, making it a perfect venue for weddings, graduations, family reunions, and other special occasions, not only for our members but also for the general public. As a proud supporter of education, we offer scholarships to graduating high school students and contribute to various school programs in our local community, exemplifying our commitment to giving back.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is alcohol allowed? Yes it is for members of legal age and glass bottles are not allowed.
Do I have to have a membership to use the boat ramp? Yes, you must be a member and ramp use is an additional fee to help pay for maintenance of the ramp and day use docks.
Why do you have a wait list? Our entrance is primarily controlled via a key fob activated gate and it has a limited amount of ID numbers it can store. If you do not currently have a membership and would like to be added to the list, please contact our caretaker.
I don't need a key fob, can you just give me a code? No, while there is a keypad at gate, we do not allow codes that could be shared with non-members.
I have a membership, can i use someone else's boat? No, we require a copy of current boat registration that shows the owners name as being a member and the paid annual ramp fee.
What happens if i didn't renew in time? You will be added to the waitlist and can renew membership when one becomes available.
What hours are the lake front open to use? The gate will accessible from 7am to 10pm
Do you offer day passes? No we do not offer day passes to non-members
Big Frig Tumblers
We have custom Big Frig tumblers, including a limited number of 100th anniversary remaining and McCook chapter designs, available in two sizes. Selection of colors vary so check with Renae to see what is currently available.
Scan the venmo code or use @mccooklake-izzakwalton to donate to our chapter and local conservation efforts.
We take pride in our partnership with the McCook Lake Association to ensure the well-being of our beloved lake. We encourage you to consider joining them or making a donation to support critical expenses such as pumping costs, buoy maintenance, and water quality testing. Your support will contribute to the preservation and enhancement of our beautiful lake for the enjoyment of our community and future generations. Together, we can make a positive impact on the ecological health and sustainability of this cherished natural resource.