Welcome to the Chicago Harbors! With spaces for over 6000 boats and locations convenient to many neighborhoods, this is the best way to enjoy all that the lake has to offer. The harbor season lasts from May 1 to October 31 each year and moorings are assigned on a seasonal basis (mooring permits can be renewed each year for the same space). Along the 14 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline there are 10 harbors operated by the Chicago Park District from which boaters can choose from. Each harbor has it’s own unique neighborhood feel and often boaters will make their decision based on location, atmosphere, and friends. We encourage you to take a look at our “Explore the Harbors” page and browse through each harbor to determine what works best for your boating needs.