Can I take my boat on the Chicago River?

Can I take my boat on the Chicago River?

While offering different types of boating experiences, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River both provide ample opportunities for boating fun. Boaters can access the lake and river at the following sites.

Where can I launch the Chicago River?

1: Chicago River A good spot to launch is at Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown where you can rent kayaks and paddle two miles north through downtown. There’s also kayak rental near the Chicago River Walk, just north of Millenium Park.

Are boats allowed in Chicago?

Only two people are allowed on a boat at any time. Boat work must be prearranged with boatyard managers 24 hours in advance. Approved individuals entering the yard must check-in.

Can you sail on the Chicago River?

Chicago and the Illinois River. If you’re in a sailboat, you’ll need to lower your mast in the Chicago area. To get to the Illinois River, you can continue down Calumet River and go through the T. J. O’Brien Lock and Dam, or you can travel back north to Chicago and go through the Chicago Harbor Lock.

How many boats are in Chicago?

Mooring at the Chicago Harbors With spaces for over 6000 boats and locations convenient to many neighborhoods, this is the best way to enjoy all that the lake has to offer.

Can you take a boat from Chicago to the ocean?

Yes, you can sail from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean via the Saint Lawrence Seaway. This is the route commercial ships travel.

Can you anchor overnight in Chicago?

All of the Chicago Harbors offer a selection of transient dockage for visiting boaters. Depending on the time of year and the harbor available spaces can be limited so we suggest making your reservation ahead of time. A 2 to 3 day minimum may be charged for special evens and holidays.

Can I kayak in Busse Woods?

Busse Lake Boating Center. Maple Lake Boating Center. Tampier Lake Boating Center. Tower Road at Skokie Lagoons….Busse Lake Boating Center.

Watercraft Rate
Row Boat (Includes Oars) $20/hr
Single Kayak $20/hr
Tandem Kayak $25/hr
Canoe $20/hr