McCook Lake Izaak Walton League

As the pumps are working hard to fill the lake now is a good time to get your boats out of winter storage and make sure everything is water ready and up to par! Also if you haven't paid your launch fee or updated any registration information with our caretaker now would be a good time to do that so you don't have anything slowing you down when you want to get on the water!

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The McCook Lake Izaak Walton League is proud to have a large variety of things to offer our members to include our clubhouse, two picnic shelters, private beach, boat ramp, day use docks, annual slip rentals, a public beach and two large conservation areas that are available to hunt on. We hold several events every month that vary depending on the season from fishing derbys to potluck dinners.

We currently have several conservation projects that our members are a part of with other local organizations such as maintaining the water levels and quality of McCook lake, a tree and shrub habit project for island wildlife, WRP land and a public walk in hunting area adjacent to our main property.

Big Frig Tumblers

We have custom Big Frig tumblers, including 100th anniversary and McCook chapter designs, available in two sizes. Selection of colors vary so check with Renae to see what is currently available.

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.

  • 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

100th Anniversary Celebration

2022 brings about a century of conservation for the Izzak Walton league. Check out the video below and head over the the national centennial website for more information.

Scan the venmo code or use @mccooklake-izzakwalton to donate to our chapter and local conservation efforts.

We work closely with the McCook Lake Association to maintain our lake, please consider also joining them or donating to help pay for pumping costs and other costs around the lake such as buoys and water quality testing.