Looking for your next great boating adventure? Southern Illinois has plenty in store for you at Golconda Marina in Golconda, Illinois. This Marina is the largest in Southern Illinois. Explore, swim, or fish the Ohio River or one of the five islands within cruising distance.. Dock at the E-Town River Restaurant and enjoy a signature Southern Illinois lunch or dinner without leaving the Ohio River.
Rental Boats and Fishing
The marina has boat rentals for the occasional boater. Rent a pontoon or a 70 horsepower fishing boat in advance and make your boating excursion an extended stay with Golconda Marina. Explore the inlets and tributaries while taking advantage of the over 150 different varieties of fish that call the Ohio River home. Enjoy many sport fishing opportunities including striped bass and sauger fishing.
Docks and Boat Slips
This full-service marina boasts over 206 slips for easy docking. It also takes advantage of a unique part of the Ohio River called the Smithland Pool. The Smithland Pool sprawls an astonishing 23,000 acres of Ohio River tributaries and is renown for being one of the finest fishing and boating areas in the nation.
Explore the bluffs just North and hike Rauchfuss Hill, also known as Steamboat Hill, for the best views of boats on the Ohio River. The Smithland Pool boasts easy deep water access to Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake, both less than 60 miles away. Come to Southern Illinois to take advantage of some of the nation’s best boating experiences.
Golconda Marina Full Service Store
Take advantage of Golconda Marina’s full service supply station. Find out about new and used boats available for sale and stock up on your favorite fishing supplies. The Marina is surrounded by a large park area that offers spectacular views of the Ohio River and picnic areas for boaters and other tourists who want to stretch their sea legs. Live music and other events are occasionally available to enhance your lively weekend on the water.