We’re happy to announce that the Chicago Harbors are open. During this unprecedented time, please keep in mind the following policies will be in place for the health of safety of our customers, staff, and the greater Chicago public. Learn More Here
We are monitoring updates and will continue to operate according to recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization), and CDPH (Chicago Department of Public Health) regarding the spread of COVID-19.
Chicago Harbors Opening and Operating Hours: All docks, parking lots, launch ramps, and other harbor properties are now open without restricted hours. Please keep in mind, we will be lock harbor washrooms overnight in order to allow regular deep cleaning.
Chicago Harbors Main Office: Our administration office is now open on a limited basis with limited staff and operating with social distancing guidelines in place. If you need assistance, the office can be reached at 312-741-3601 or by email at [email protected] during our normal business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Most of our forms and resources are readily available at chicagoharbors.com. In addition, payments can be made online or through the mail.
Jackson Park Outer Harbor is located in the heart of Jackson Park just off 63rd Street Beach. The harbor is beautifully set within the park and its quiet temperament and friendly faces make it a relaxing part of the lakefront. Jackson Park Yacht Club calls the harbor home and an old Coast Guard station stands watch over the western shore. With 192 slips, mooring cans, and star docks, the harbor can accommodate boats from 25’-40’ in length.
Waste pump-out equipment is available on a no-charge basis. The Jackson Park Yacht Club offers a mast stepping/unstopping capability. The harbor monitors channel 9 and 16 and the switch to/working channel is 68.
Great sleepy little harbor. Draft max is 5’ in some places. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. Will go back would highly recommend.
Joe the harbor master could not have been more helpful or kind. He went out of his way to help us enter the harbor, which can be tricky. He guided us in by boat. He parked us near the bathrooms in a quiet spot and found a big enough spot for out 41 ft sailboat. Very friendly and accommodating. He also stayed late and kept the harbor office open until 7:30pm, 2 hours past closing time to make sure we arrived safely. Can’t say enough good things about Joe. Bathrooms weere very clean and the small yacht club where members were having a birthday party added a nice atmosphere.