Details for Belmont Harbor

Belmont Harbor

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.1 stars from 7 reviews

Address 3600 Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60613


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


In May 2011 the five "star" docks along the fairway were removed leaving only three along the west wall, and all the docks north of the entrance were extended. The fairway is now in shallower water than shown.

VHF channel

Belmont Harbor monitors channels 9 and 16. Working channel is 69.


Email contact

Owner, manager

Chicago Park District / Westrec Marinas




Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: May 1 through Oct 31.
Office open Wed - Sun, 10 AM to 5 PM.


Deep draft sailboats nearing north end of harbor should not leave fairway nor venture north of pump-out dock.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 10
Total: 730
Transient price: $2.35/ft (2011-08-22)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: In 2011 charges are $10/day for water and electric.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - Available at some slips.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - In 2010 charges are $10/day for water and electric.

Dinghy access

Yes - Two dingy docks; one at each end of the harbor.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Valvtect. Fuel dock is immediately on your starboard when you enter the harbor.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Free of charge. For free pump-out, proceed to north end of harbor. Pump-out dock is in front of yellow brick harbormaster building.






Yes - New (2012) floating head, shower, and laundry facility on F dock.


Yes - New (2012) floating head, shower, and laundry facility on F dock.


Yes - New (2012) floating head, shower, and laundry facility on F dock.


Yes - Limited to snacks


Yes - Very limited supply.


Yes - Many within walking distance.


Yes - Many within walking distance.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi throughout the harbor. Get the password from harbormaster.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Public transportation within walking distance.

Other services

Can step or unstep masts by arrangement.


Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, a 10 minute walk. Free tennis courts are 2 minutes walk. Bicycle path connecting most of the 33 miles of Chicago lakefront and the rest of the city, pass right next to Belmont Harbor.

Reviews for Belmont Harbor
Great harbor and great amenities, 2016-09-18
Captain: , 31st Marina (10)

We moor our boat at 31st marina and while our marina is newer and has great amenities, Belmont is much smaller and easier to get around.

We had a great stay

Beautiful City, 2016-09-14
Captain: , Canaveral (30)

Belmont is nice marina close to good restaurants, lakefront park, and Wrigley Field. We'll protected, clean, and quiet.

eco...provisions, 2016-09-13
Captain: , Racine Ws (10)

As beautiful as it was apon entering Belmont, I was discouraged seeing trash floating along the wall
Of the main walkway ...the Ducks where eating your harbor trash...manage your oasis with regard to
Everything...then Belmont Harbor will shine.

Some things are simple but important... like paper towels dish sope and instant Coffee... the Belmont Harbor store
Is large enough to stock a few more simple items... the word about the store was common...not much there...
Survey other boaters and see what they would lik to see...I personally was looking for a Belmont Harbor flag for
My collection of harbor flags...something unlike a bumper sticker at a KOA...

Great harbor , 2016-09-09
Captain: , Waukegan (10)

Within walking distance of Chicago

Starboard Parking, 2016-08-30
Captain: , Southport Marina, Kenosha, WI (10)

I've been to Belmont several times and each time I've been there, I've asked for Starboard parking (where the dock is on the right side of the boat as you pull in bow first). But each time I was assigned a dock, when I was about to pull in, it was Port parking. And each time, there was an empty dock near by that was Starboard parking; so I parked there and called and they would say it was fine to park there. I don't know if it was intentional or not, but it worked. This time though, I figured it was ok since it looked like nobody had either side of the dock since there was feathers and goose droppings all over the dock which I had to hose off before the guests arrived.

TPatterson, 2016-07-28
Captain: , Michigan City (20)

As a transient, was given the end of the dock and that was great. A nice spot to city and boat watch for new travelors.
The bathrooms are hot and not very clean though.
Other boaters there were very friendly. Was an enjoyable stay. Harbor easy to get in and out of.

Great facility on a WINDY day!, 2011-08-25
Captain: , Milwaukee, WI (146)

Unplanned stop on a day when we shouldn't have been out on the lake in the first place. 8-10' waves & 30+ knt winds.

Fuel docks located to the right, just inside the harbor entrance. Office is located on the far north end of the harbor and quite a hike from most slips (plan use of their head in advance). Well maintained floating docks were just a tad tight for our 35' length/12.5' beam. About 24" between the two boats in our slip.

Great location just the east of Wrigley Field and the restaurants near it. WiFi provided free through Chicago Park service (uAccess) was difficult to connect with but better than nothing.

Would have rated this place 5-stars if they had a bath house facilities to serve the southern portion of the harbor too.

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