Chicago Park District 2020 Marina Updates

Many species of sport fish are found in Chicago harbors throughout the year and others only inhabit harbors during certain times of the year. The Chicago Park District has designated certain areas of these harbors open to anglers fishing from shore.

MarinaLocationOperatorCapacityServicesFeeRestrictions
North Point Marina7th Street in Winthrop Harbor, ILWestrec Marinas
(847) 746-2845
10 boat launching lanes
200 parking spaces for car and trailer
  • fuel
  • boat repairs
  • food
  • telephone
  • restrooms
  • fish cleaning station
  • sanitary pump-out
$10 public launchRamp is open 24hrs April 1 to October 31, weather permitting
The Port of Waukegan (Waukegan Harbor)Harbor Place, Waukegan, ILWaukegan Port Authority
(847) 244-3133
4 boat launching lanes
600 parking spaces for car and trailer
  • fuel
  • bait and tackle
  • food
  • telephone
  • restrooms
  • fish cleaning station
  • sanitary pump-out
$10 (daily parking)
$20 (public launch)
Call for slip pricing
Ramp is open 24hrs April 1 to November 1, weather permitting
Park Avenue Launch RampPark Avenue in Highland ParkHighland Park District
(847) 831-3810
1 boat launching lanes
25 parking spaces for car and trailer
  • yacht club
$15 (resident daily launch M-F/$35 weekend)
$10 (resident beach launch/$20 weekend)
Nonresident fees are double the rate of resident fees.
Ramp is open April 1 to October 15
Hours: 7 AM to 9PM; not staffed after Labor Day
Site has no dockage stalls or mooring buoys
Lloyd Park in WinnetkaLloyd Place in WinnetkaWinnetka Park District
(847) 501-2040
1 boat launching lanes
63 parking spaces for car and trailer
  • telephone
  • restrooms
$15 (resident daily launch M-F/$35 weekend)
$5 (resident beach launch/$15 weekend)
Nonresident fees are double the rate of resident fees.
Ramp is open May 1 to October 15
Hours: 8 AM to dusk (M-F); 7 AM to 9 PM (weekend)
Site has no dockage stalls or mooring buoys
Maximum boat length 25 feet
Evanston Launch RampChurch Street in EvanstonCity of Evanston
(847) 448-4311
2 boat launching lanes
20 parking spaces for car and trailer
  • none
$250 resident seasonal only
$500 nonresident seasonal only
Seasonal launch permits on sale starting April 1
Ramp is open May 1 to October 31
Hours: 7 AM to 10 PM
Call regarding further restrictions
Diversey Harbor in Lincoln ParkDiversey Parkway (2800 North), ChicagoChicago Park District
(312) 742-7762
3 boat launching lanes
60 parking spaces for car and trailer
  • fuel
  • telephone
  • restrooms
  • sanitary pump-out
$26 (daily)Ramp is open May 1 to October 31
No launching after 8 PM
Maximum boat length 23 feet
Burnham Harbor in Burnham Park and Northerly Island12th Street (1200 South), ChicagoChicago Park District
(312) 747-7009
3 boat launching lanes on west side
37 parking spaces for car and trailer on west side
  • fuel
  • telephone
  • restrooms
  • fish cleaning station
  • sanitary pump-out
$26 (daily)Ramp is open May 1 to October 31
No launching after 8 PM
Maximum boat length 23 feet
31st Street Harbor3100 South, ChicagoChicago Park District
(312) 225-6464
2 boat launching lanes
12 parking spaces for car and trailer on west side
  • fuel
  • ship store
  • pool (open to public)
$26 (daily)Ramp is open May 1 to October 31
No launching after 8 PM
Maximum boat length 30 feet
Jackson Harbor in Jackson ParkHayes Drive (6300 South), ChicagoChicago Park District
(773) 288-7106
2 boat launching lanes on east side
80 parking spaces for car and trailer on east side
  • fuel
  • telephone
  • restrooms
  • sanitary pump-out
$26 (daily)Ramp is open May 1 to October 31
No launching after 8 PM
Maximum boat length 23 feet
Calumet Harbor95th Street, Calument Park, ChicagoChicago Park District
(312) 742-8520
3 boat launching lanes on east side
100 parking spaces for car and trailer on east side
  • telephone
  • restrooms
$26 (daily)Ramp is open all year
No launching after 8 PM
Maximum boat length 23 feet
Site has no dockage stalls or mooring buoys

 

There were 25 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2019.

SpeciesTotal Fish Caught
Chinook Salmon153
Coho Salmon417
Common Carp19
Lake Trout372
Largemouth Bass303
Rainbow Trout137
Smallmouth Bass336

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2019 tournaments:

1     6.50 lbs
2     6.38 lbs
3     4.12 lbs
4     3.88 lbs
5     3.75 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2019 tournaments:

1218.44 lbs
2190.88 lbs
375.75 lbs
465.58 lbs
560.69 lbs
2020 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start DateEnd Date
(if different from start)
IDRamp LocationBank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max BoatsSpeciesPublic?
August-0116519Hammond Marina (IN)boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Yes
August-0815918North Point Marinaboat
hook
30Multiple SpeciesNo
August-1515923North Point Marinaboat
hook
50Multiple SpeciesYes
August-2915919North Point Marinaboat
hook
30Multiple SpeciesNo
September-0515920North Point Marinaboat
hook
30Multiple SpeciesNo
September-1313798Alsip Launch areaboat
hook
75Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Yes
October-0316520Hammond Marina (IN)boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Yes

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