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Burnham Harbor is located within walking distance of the Chicago downtown and is situated on the Museum Campus.  It is the largest harbor in the Chicago Harbors system.  Surrounded by a stunning skyline view, the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Soldier Field, and McCormick Place the harbor is a focal point of the City of Chicago.  Burnham Harbor is also home to the Burnham Park Yacht Club.  The harbor has 1126 slips, mooring cans, and star docks and can accommodate boats from 28’-100’+ in length.

Transient docking is available; you can submit reservation requests through the Dockwa app or website beginning May 1st.  Burnham Harbor has a fuel dock facility with gas and diesel fuels.  There is a laundry facility in the Ship’s Store.  Waste pump-out equipment is available on a no-charge basis.  There is a 3-lane launch ramp at the harbor with parking for approximately 43 vehicles with trailers.  There is a mast stepping/unstopping capability at the Burnham Park Yacht Club, located on the east side of Burnham Harbor.  The harbor monitors channels 9 and 16 and the switch to/working channel is 71.

Hours of Operation*

May 1st to May 14th May 15th to September 2nd
Day Office/Store Fuel Dock Day Office/Store Fuel Dock
Mon & Tue Closed Closed Mon & Tue 10am to 6pm 10am to 5:30
Wed to Sun 10am to 6pm 10am to 5:30pm Wed to Sun 8am to 8pm 8am to 7:30pm
September 3rd to September 30th October 1st October 31st
Day Office/Store Fuel Dock Day Office/Store Fuel Dock
Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm 9am to 4:30pm Mon & Tue Closed Closed
Sat & Sun 8am to 6pm 8am to 5:30 pm Wed to Sun 9am to 5 pm 9am to 4:30pm









* Hours may be changed due to special events and Bears games at Soldier Field

Amenities at Burnham

  • 1126 slips, star docks, and mooring cans
  • Accommodations for boats 28′-100’+
  • Slips have power and water
  • Floating boater bathrooms
  • Beautiful museum campus and Soldier Field
  • Mast stepping service at yacht club

  • Fuel dock
  • Harbor store
  • Laundry facilities
  • 3-lane launch ramp
  • Complimentary pump-out stations
  • Transient dockage

Burnham Contact Info


1559 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

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Harbor Manager:

Cathy Ramirez

Harbor Entrance:

Lat 41° 51.210 N
Lon 87° 36.613 W

Yacht Club:

Burnham Park Yacht Club