North Point Marina

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701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
42° 29' 9.93'', -87° 48' 8.7''
847-746-2845
VHF Ch. 16
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North Point Marina
North Point Marina
North Point Marina
North Point Marina
North Point Marina
North Point Marina
North Point Marina
North Point Marina
North Point Marina
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
50℉ENE at 10 knots
Fuel
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2020

Diesel$3.69
Gas Regular$3.99
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About


A World-Class Marina at World-Class Value. Quiet, serene, and safe, North Point Marina offers the relaxation you expect and the nurturing you need in a natural and lush recreational setting.

The largest marina on the Great Lakes sports a protected floating dock system of 1,500 slips, from 30 to 100 feet midway between Chicago and Milwaukee in Winthrop Harbor, IL. Our signature ‘One Price’ slip rental includes electricity, water, cable TV hookup, Free Wi-Fi, sanitary pump-outs, dock lockers, showers and restrooms, restricted parking and on-site security... all at no extra charge to you.

Slip into North Point…… the most prestigious in-water address on the Great Lakes.

Berth Capacity


Slips:1454
Linear Docks:120 Feet

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:12.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:10.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
ATM:Yes
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Campground:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:120.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:100.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50
Electric Voltage:110, 220
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Dry Storage:Yes
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
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Huge marina, well run, clean. Bath houses spaced around perimeter so not far from any dock. Lovely walking trails. We needed a ride from the train station, and Manager had his staff take us and pick up, grocery and other stores are in Zion, about 3 miles away. Had no luck getting Uber, but there is a taxi company - 2 cars. Over labor day, there was music and a food truck. One restaurant right there..May be only seasonal. Huge boat yard and storage right there, Skipper Buds.

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Unfortunately, because we stayed over on a Monday/Tuesday in mid-Sept, there are no restaurants/businesses open near the marina and no other people staying on their boats. We walked into Linda's Family Restaurant on Tuesday morning and had a great breakfast though. Marina is clean, well-kept and staff are friendly. It's just ver quiet at this time of year.

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Beautiful marina! Dock hands met us at the dock to assist with tie up, then went back to the office ( quite a distance away walking!), and brought back the large (22#) bag of ice we needed. Transient slip very close to very nice bathroom/shower facilities. Very reasonable nightly docking fee! Thanks, Illinois!

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Great place to stay. Will be back.

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The dock I stayed on was clean with no boat next to us, other than the boat that shared our tie-up dock. That made docking with no potential to hit another docked boat. The shower and restroom facilities were clean and well maintained. Connecting the power cord to the dock receptacle was very difficult. I recommend you replace these pedestals with ones like all the other marinas on the Lake, especially for your transient slips which require frequent power connecting. The yacht club was outstanding.

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It was great! Friendly staff, clean accommodations, clean grounds. Who could ask for more. Did not use pool, looked nice though.

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Great stay. Always love this marina

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Awesome place... considering a permanent slip there.

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Check in was smooth, facilities were clean. Would highly recommend staying here.

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Our slip, C-071, was covered with goose poop. Also, the power pedestal was not working. We called marina office and two guys did come out to rectify this power issue.

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Nice Marina, great amenities, staff is very helpful!

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The people on the dock were great! Mark Stevens and the office personnel are doing a good job of trying to bring some life back to this poor, old marina. Too bad the State of Illinois didn't use the slip fees for 30 years to maintain the docks.

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As I understand management of this marina got taken on by the private company that is doing a great job bringing this place to life. Grounds outside the docs are in impeccable shape, multiple bathroom facilities a clean and well cared for. Big and bright main marina building with brewery offers cozy outside seating with fire places. Decent size pool area. Very quiet, next to a nature preserve offering walking and biking trails but also only 15 minutes walk to the downtown area, that besides shopping, bars and restaurants has a West Marine store. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, responded quickly to inquiries.

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Thank you so much for everything. We appreciate the help and sympathy while escaping Kenosha.

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Marina did not answer VHF radio call for docking assistance on published monitoring Channel 16. Called Marina on phone after docking without assistance and they said they heard my radio calls but were having radio issues and did not respond. Marina assigned us incorrect slip with wrong power connection type. Marina staff was rude and unprofessional while rectifying slip assignment issue. Marina slips are full of geese and seagull droppings. Electrical power and water faucets are full of spiders. Docks and dock-boxes spider infested also. Definitely the worst managed marina on Lake Michigan. Even the Westrec Manager-Harbormaster was unpleasant and unprofessional.

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very disappointed in the marina and their staff. Staff was very short and combative. Had to move to three different slips. After putting in the instructions that we needed 30 amp service they put us in a 50 amp slip. Had to move to the other side of the marina and they told us the wrong dock so we had to move again. The dock and slip was full of goose poo and green algae. Asked about the pool they told us it was not included in the slip fee and was an additional 5 dollars per person. When questioned about putting us in the wrong slip twice the staff got very combative. If I treated my customers like we were treated here I would not have any customers. Very very disappointed in this marina and the staff. And the mosquitos were terrible.

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Very clean , We did have a mix up in slips but all in all service is.great , the atmosphere is good as well the more I come the more it feels like an extension of my home, great job north point staff I am seriously thinking about getting a seasonal slip I love this place it’s a drive but worth it

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Great place to enjoy outdoors. Excelente service, good restaurants and very kind staff.

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Excellent marina. Clean, spacious, good amenities, friendly people

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Dock was clean--restrooms and shower areas were clean--It was a good experience. thank you.

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Very clean facility. Friendly staff. Great amenities.

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Westrec is doing a great job tackling a back log of deferred maintenance that they inherited from the State of Illinois. Also doing a great job bringing events and activities to the marina since it is indeed a ways out of town.

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I was assigned slip AB 23, only problem was a boat was already in it.

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Well protected, municipal marina. Nice, modern marina with laundry and clean showers. Well run and nice people. As with most marinas, don't bother with trying to raise them on the VHF.

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Nice marina, but needs some maintenance, such as decking replacement, paint on dock gates, & grounds beautification.

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We love Northpoint! The docks are great, bathrooms clean, property key up, pool nice, and everyone is friendly. We love that they had planned Venetian Night and had tents and fun things for kids to do. Love it here and we look forward to getting a full-time slip here next year.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the wonderful review, we look forward to having you full-time next season. We believe your review meant to say "Docks"
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OK marina that is absolutely huge and very reasonably priced for transients. Tropics is a nearby restaurant that we really enjoyed. Although the facilities were nice enough, there were a great many items that prevent me from giving a higher rating including: 1) The docks are covered in a slime/mold of some sort and in need of power washing 2) Our shore power cord of the correct amperage physically couldn't fit into the dock box, so a kind neighbor lent us his cord 3) The code we were given didn't work and the marina had to reset the locks after a lot of back and forth with the office 4) Despite being assured that the channel depths were fine for a sailboat, we actually bumped the bottom when leaving the marina after giving way to an incoming power boat (we draw 5'8"), so pay very close attention to the markers as we were fine coming into the marina 5) The marina isn't close to downtown, so you'll have to Uber if you want to explore Generally speaking, this marina has a ton of potential. My two cents is management needs to find a way to get the harbor full (looks to only be 1/3 - 1/2 capacity) and invest some of the increased revenue back into the marina.

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you guys are doing a GREAT JOB !!!!!! From the office people to the people cleaning the bathrooms - GREAT JOB !!! Just a fyi ... the rub rail is hanging down near the boat ramps where its reserved for law enforcement and the south sink in the restroom near f dock wont quit dripping. cant wait to come back .. Thanks, Greg

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The bathrooms are always dirty and the fan in the womens restroom is never on and the chain to turn it on is too high to reach. I think if the fan was on it would prevent mold from growing in the showers. Also the docks need to be power washed the docks are covered with yellow mold.- no it is not paint. The pump out docks on the end of c and d need to be powerwashed and you need to do something about the pigeons. They are quite dirty animals.

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Great place friendly people.

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Docks are not clean, covered with dead moss which tracks on the boat.

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Bathrooms are clean; docks are nice; the rate is excellent.

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The marina is well-maintained. I would have appreciated more information about the facilities. For example, the nearest restrooms were confusing at first due to public access. Additionally, although I had requested assistance with 50-30 amp conversion well ahead of arrival, staff had to "find" the cable and it did not fit anyhow. A nearby boater lent us the correct cable and I returned the wrong one right away. Lastly, knowing the office was so far away would have been helpful. The walk was fine but I would have worn better walking shoes.

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Had a great time with the folks on B dock! Met several yacht club members.

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This stay was great however you never responded to my last review when I was unable to make my reservation. Does someone read and respond to these reviews> Steve Greif

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Very quick and efficient slip assignment process.

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Great This a wonderful place Very safe and quite We will return.

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Clean bath rooms and very secure. Loved the experience.

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Nice marina. Enjoyed the stay.

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This was a great marina, very clean and easy to get around. We had lunch at the tropics, it was also great.

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Great Marina, Great people working there! Not a fan of DOCKWA ! This is there new online slip reservation site. They didn't give slip # and code until I asked for it. They put us in the WORST spot possible, they should fill slips by gates first, not as far away from gates as humanly possibly first! Should ask if we have a slip preference in request

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No one on the phone could handle a transient slip assignment. I was told "this is a big process". Then, during their big process, I specifically asked for a slip with 50 amp power and was given a slip with 30 amp. Called the marina and again had to wait a half an hour to get reassigned through an email. Most unprofessional experience ever. Could not wait to leave in the morning. Oh by the way the one place to get food is about a half mile away. Pray for good weather if your walking.

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