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Burnham Harbor is the harbor closest to downtown Chicago and features more than 1,200 boat slips surrounding an 18-acre marina. The marina has earned a five-anchor rating from The Foundation for Clean Boating Inc., a non-profit environmental education organization dedicated to educating boaters on responsible recreational boating practices.

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1559 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605 312-747-7009 Monday through Sunday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Chicago Illinois Slips - 1113

Boater Services & Amenities:

  • Burnham Park Yacht Club
  • Mooring cans, and star docks
  • Boat Docking (28-100ft + in length.)
  • Transient docking
  • Fuel dock facility with gas and diesel
  • Waste pump-out
  • Slips with utilities and cable TV
  • Individual water and electric hookups
  • Showers, Washers and Dryers, Ice
  • 3-lane launch ramp
  • Vehicle parking
  • Medical Facility
  • Water Taxi
  • Groceries
  • Bike Rentals
  • Beach
  • Electric Amps:30, 50, 100

Nearby Ports:

Distance (nm)
Montrose Harbor 7.25 N
Belmont Harbor 6.2 N
Diversey HarborI 5.65 N


Burnham Harbor's entrance is on its south side, between Northerly Island (the former Meigs Airfield) and the shoreline. The entrance is marked by Burnham Park Harbor Light - Fl GREEN.

Popular Places near Burnham Harbor:

  1. Adler Planetarium
  2. Shedd Aquarium
  3. Field Museum
  4. Soldier Field
  5. McCormick Place