Details for Waukegan Harbor

Waukegan Harbor

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 12 reviews

Address 55 S. Harbor Place, PO Box 620
Waukegan, IL 60079


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel

16. Hail Waukegan Port


Email contact

Owner, manager

SG Marina


Joe Seidelmann


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: April 1st to November 1st.






Tide & current additional info

Swells in the North harbor from east gales warrant heavier docklines for extended stays.


Approach: 26
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: The north harbor is depth controlled at 26'. The south harbor is somewhat shallower but is still 'deep water' for pleasure boats.

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

Additional info: 340 fixed concrete, 321 floating concrete. Mooring piles on all slips

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Commercial open face dock can support up to 200 foot vessel.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 678
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-10-07)

Other price info: Minimum 25 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Available

Pricing info: Included with the slip price.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Satellite TV connections at every slip.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: ValveTect marine fuel.

Gas price$3.27/gal (2016-10-07)

Other price info:

Diesel price$3.01/gal (2016-10-07)

Other price info:


Yes - Available adjacent to the launch ramp area.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets to be on leash and under direct control of owner at all times. Securing pets to appurtenances is prohibited; they are not to block any walkway, pier, dock, or entrance. Dog walk area is behind the bushes across from the admin building. Mutt-Mitts and trash containers are provided. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Complimentary pump out facility at the fuel dock. Pumout service at the slips for a fee.


Yes - Cubes and block are available at the fuel dock and main office.


Yes - Trash containers are convieniently located throughout the marina and grounds. Waste oil collection is on site.


Yes - Showers and heads are at the Main Registration/Pier Buildings. Key card access required after normal business hours.


Yes - Heads are located in the service buildings on all piers. After hours key card access required to enter the piers. Restrooms accessible 24/7


Yes - Coin operated facility is located adjacent to the main office on the north side of the building. 2 commercial washers and 2 commercial dryers.




Yes - On site dining at the local yacht club, restaurant in the nearby park, deli, ice cream shop, and hot dog stand.


Yes - There are bars at the yacht club and nearby in the park.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Larsen Marine is just north of the North Harbor.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait and tackle shops and fish cleaning stations.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Complimentary WiFi provided to docks. Inquire at the main office for the password

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Courtesy loaner bikes available.

Other services

Courtesy shuttle carts from your slip to your car.


Promenade, park, and nearby public beach.

Reviews for Waukegan Harbor
Clean facilities but not much else around, 2016-08-22
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (1900)

I stayed here a few times but they gave Boat US discount which made it nice for the price. As of 2016 no Boat US discount. Actual marina is nice but nothing really around here. You can take Metra train to downtown Chicago for the day as the station is close which is a real plus. Fuel prices are better than Chicago so we stop here to refuel going North or South on the lake. The staff on the fuel dock has always been helpful.

Lots of boat but very few here...., 2016-08-16
Captain: , Milwaukee, Wi. (248)

Nice Harbor with floating concret piers. Good rate per foot......
Oh, they no longer give anyone a discount for Boat US. Our 33' boat cost us about $50 buck for an overnight. Not much to do unless you hike into town.

Friendly staff, well kept marina., 2016-08-05
Captain: , La Pointe WI (201)

We stayed one night. Liked the staff very much. Gregg took me in their pickup to Lewis Fresh Market into town and it was fantastic. He waited while I shopped. Great produce/meat, etc. So, if you visit this marina, see if you could get a ride to this market. Gregg offered initially. Nice person. The facilities are very nice. Their flower garden in front is full of colorful swiss chard as a ornamental plant and they gave me permission to pick some. Nice vegetable to have on hand for my galley.

Clean place easy in and out for fuel and docking, 2016-07-26
Captain: , Saint Charles (669)

Not much in the area off of the marina but the marina is well kept. clean rest rooms, clean docks well sheltered from the lake.

Skip this port, 2015-07-26
Captain: , South Haven, MI (40)

The Marina is well done with attractive facilities and nice people. However, there is nothing else available. The YC is nearly closed, there isn't a real restaurant in walking distance and the locals tell me the town is a disaster. OK for a quick stop over... nothing more. Try Kenosha instead.

Not ready for prime time, 2015-06-01
Captain: , LaSalle MI (575)

Stopped for fuel and overnite dockage, fuel dock attendent was very enthousiastic and eager to please. Front office however seemed we were nothing but an intrusion on whatever it was she was doing since we were the first and only boat that arrived today. Nice facility, clean and in good repair.

A PLANNED STOP, 2014-09-22
Captain: , Green Cove Springs FL (1380)

We planned this stop due to close proximity to Railroad Station one block. $27.00 total for two tickets round trip train fare to Chicago. Great Rate with Boat U.S. Discount. Ask for it. Facilities excellent and very clean. Staff very helpful. Maintenance Mgr John bought a high 3 step fiberglass ladder to our slip. Caution High Free Board Vessel's. Steel pilling between entrance to all slips separates you from you neighbor. The top of this steel piling has a "SHARP" edge with NO CAP! Wind pushed us down on it and it caught us under a rub rail putting a nice scratch into Gelcoat and side of boat. Great Place to hide out from high winds and seas which we did for 4 days.

Brand new facilities, 2014-09-15
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

Very nice marina with floating docks. The price at $1 was pretty good. Nice showers.

Not many places to walk to for dinner. There is a new outdoor place called Terrace at Silvin Place that has good food and a full bar. It's about a 7 min walk from the marina.

2011 season, 2011-04-24
Captain: , North Point Marina (50)

Be sure to contact harbor as you enter. Word is to keep buoies to your west if you draw more the 5 ft.

Great Place, 2011-03-23
Captain: , Waukegan, IL (10)

Been there for years. Best marina in the area.

Waukegan Harbor, 2009-08-07
Captain: , Waukegan, IL (39)

The harbor itself is very nice and has all of the amenities. It is very well maintained. As noted in the other review the town does not have much to offer.

Waukegan Plus and Minus, 2009-03-20
Captain: , Waukegan, IL. (50)

Waukegan Harbor( both old and new) have been Jodi m's home port for close to 40 years. We have found the harbor staff to be outstanding and "customer oriented". The harbor itself, the staff and the vendors that service it are all outstanding. Those are the plusses--unfortunately the city, itself, leaves very little to reccommend. The best one could offer is that the train station is a few blocks from the harbor and you can quickly get to Chicago.. It is truly a shame that the City of Waukegan has expended little effort in joining other "rust belt locations" in improving it's waterfront commercial area.

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