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    The Broken Oar Marina is situated on seven riverfront acres on the lower Fox River and adjacent to the Broken Oar restaurant. Some 56 channel front slips are available for seasonal rentals as well as outdoor storage. The Marina shop offers summarizing, winterizing, detailing and mechanical services. Gas sales and hoisting are also available.


    Celebrating our 30th anniversary, three generations of patrons now enjoy our panoramic views, the spacious skydeck, the Oar stage and party tent, year round riverfront dining, and the largest beer garden in McHenry County with unmatched outdoor entertainment and daily special events all summer long. 

    Broken Oar provides the best people watching around – with boaters, golfers, motorcycle enthusiasts, teams and families all blended together to enjoy the festivities. 


    Broken Oar is the proud host of many fundraisers for 501C3 organizations and groups throughout the year. We cater our participation to meet your needs from planning and development, to sponsorship and hosting. 

    Our annual Fox River Shiver benefits Lurie Children’s Hospital every March in which thousands of spectators gather to watch the fearless costume clad participants jump in the icy waters of the Fox River, our Shiver Run 5k in March benefits Alexander Leigh Center for Autism in Crystal Lake, and our semi-annual Barks N’ Brews Craft Beer Fests in mid May and mid September benefit Save-a-Vet have all become Oar guest favorites. 

    Contact us today to discuss your event and let us know what we can do to help you raise funds for your favorite charity.

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