Fishing Boat & RV Detailing

Just got my boat detailed at Ralph’s Full Service Car Wash & Detail Center in Sycamore.

I generally don’t like commercials on this fishing page, but Ralph’s really did a great job on my boat!  It is 6 years old and looks brand new. He does the complete inside & outside of the boat and also does the trailer.

And he is offering a 10% discount to anyone who mentions Shabbona Lake when getting a Boat or RV detailed.

Ralph fishes Shabbona Lake regularly, particularly during Ice Fishing.

Ralph’s Car Wash
1820 Mercantile Drive
Sycamore, Il.  60178


Friends Meeting Tuesday, 7 PM

Friends of Shabbona Lake State Park,


Hope to see all of you at the upcoming Friends Meeting on Tuesday!


New Park Superintendent Joseph Lenkaitis will be there to meet you!


See what exciting projects Friends of Shabbona Lake has been doing for the Park. Please volunteer, if you can help on any or all of these impressive projects.


Help make a difference!


1. Entry Signs Beautification – Friends will be constructing flower beds this Fall to be filled with flowers next Spring.


2. Repair Boat Launch – One of the two main ramps has a serious pot hole. The State Of Illinois has no funds to repair it. Frankie Benson wrote a successful grant application to the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance for repairing the ramp. We will be voting to match the funds to fix the this meeting.


3. Spillway Fence Repair – Thanks to Friend’s members, the Muskie Clubs and Shabbona Lake Sportsman Club, funds have been raised to repair the Spillway Barrier Fence by replacing the old posts with I-Beam posts, thus insuring the recapture of Muskie that go over the Spillway during high water periods. This will also be done this fall.


Join us on Tuesday, October 20th at the Resource Bank Schoolhouse in Shabbona at 7:00 PM as we discuss the wonderful projects and the many other ideas on the Table.


Bring your ideas also; we are looking for more things to help your Shabbona Lake State Park!


The agenda has been posted at


Next 10 Days!!!

For the next 10 days, or so, Shabbona Lake State Park will erupt with its Fall foliage.

Get out there and enjoy the scenery, the fishing (Caught several nice Crappie this evening) and of course the Eagles!!!

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Friends Meeting, Tuesday, October 20th!!!

New Friends & old Friends of Shabbona Lake State Park,

Everyone Welcome!!! I just wanted to remind everyone of our upcoming meeting next Tuesday, October 20th at the Resource Bank Schoolhouse in Shabbona at 7:00pm. The agenda has been posted at Everyone is encouraged to attend and I hope to see everyone there. I know your time is valuable so we make sure these meetings are as short and productive as possible. We will be voting on spending funds during this meeting and I’m excited to hear everyone’s thoughts on how we should be allocating resources to our up and coming fall projects. Please consider joining us next week if you’re available. With a little help from members like you, we can ensure the park will stay a great place to visit for years to come.

Spencer Meyers, President