Clinton Lake Sailing Association

*****All CLSA Activities and Facilities Suspended until further Notice*****

The Clinton Lake Marina and the boat ramps at the lake and Mascoutin Park are closed until at least March 30 on the order of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and DeWitt County. That means that our facilities are closed too, since access is through County and Marina property. The main Marina entrance will be closed with a chain until further notice.

Furthermore, all scheduled CLSA events through April have been postponed.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. The more we stay ahead of this, the sooner the sailing season can begin and we and the Marina are back in business.

Important CLSA Announcements:

Warm-Up Races

When: Saturday May 2nd at Noon

These Warm Up Races are perfect for new racers and experienced racers wanting to get the rust out after the long winter recess. We'll meet under the CLSA Pavilion at Noon for a short racing clinic to review the starting sequence and sailing instructions. The Buoy Racing sailing instructions will be effect, except all boats will start together in the small basin in front of the club. These practice races will not count towards any series standings. After the racing, experienced race coaches will answer rules and tactics questions. Need help finding a sailing partner? Try the Crew Connection.

CLSA Essentials:

Windword Newsletter

We are always looking for articles for The Windword! If you would like to submit an article, please email it to and we'll forward it to our editor, Susan.

Click here to read past editions of the CLSA newsletter.

CLSA is on Facebook and Instagram



CLSA YouTube Channel

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CLSA Photo Gallery

We LOVE it when CLSA members and guests share their photos. Have a bunch of pics to share? Create a Google Photos album and share that album with or just email your individual photos.

Click here to view our photo gallery.

Weather Station

Barefoot Cove Marina at Clinton Lake has installed a new weather station to benefit all the boaters and patrons of Clinton Lake. Click here to access weather information. **If unavailable or offline, the internet is down at the marina**

Lake Information

Clinton Lake is a 4,900 acres reservoir located near Clinton, Illinois. The lake is a part of the Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, which encompasses 9,300 acres. It was built in the 1970s as a cooling source for the Clinton Nuclear Generating Station. The lake opened in 1978.Click on our Lake Information page to learn more details about Clinton Lake, including water level reports and elevation maps. Estimated depth at the CLSA concrete ramp varies between 1 and 4 ft. The marina concrete ramp is upwards of 6ft.

Quick Links

Google Map & Directions

The Clinton Lake Sailing Association is located next to Clinton Lake Marina, 45 minutes west of Champaign-Urbana, 45 minutes south of Bloomington-Normal, and 30 minutes north of Decatur. A short drive for most in Central Illinois!

The CLSA pavilion is best reached from Route 10 south of the lake. Find White Pigeon/Marina road and drive north. Take the entrance to Clinton Lake Marina and look for our facility just north (to your right) of the marina grounds. Click on the map for directions.

CLSA is directly adjacent to Barefoot Cove Marina.