Clinton Lake Sailing Association

CLSA is a great place to practice social distancing! To ensure the safety of our members and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of practices have been put into place for the 2020 season. As a club and individual members, the Clinton Lake Sailing Association will follow the federal guidelines plus all state and local requirements. Masks must be worn at all times while on the dock and anywhere on our property when someone cannot avoid being within 6 feet of another person.

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.

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.

CLSA Grounds

CLSA members enjoy access to the sailboat ramp and and our small boat launch area. Members can store sailboats at CLSA for $400 per year.

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.