Kayak on the Chicago River: our location is conveniently located just off North Avenue and has plenty of free parking nearby.
September and October are the best months to paddle! The temperature is perfect and the river is not as busy with private boat traffic!
September Hours: Open for rentals 7 days / week (Mon-Sun) 10am – 7pm through September 29th
October Hours: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm
Closed October 1st through October 6th, due to annual staff trip!
Address: 1220 W. Le Moyne St. Chicago, IL
Getting here: Our Chicago river location is just three blocks east of 90/94, and one block south of North Avenue. Magnolia Avenue is the first street west of the North Avenue Bridge across from the Home Depot.
Kayak Chicago is located at the south end of the brick building just next to the Chicago River, at the intersection of Le Moyne and Magnolia.
What to Bring: Bring fluids and snacks if you plan on being out for an extended period of time. A camera is great to bring when you are out on the water, we recommend having it in a waterproof bag. We highly recommend staying hydrated, bring plenty of water. We carry water and power bars are available at this location.
Storage: We have storage cubbies at each of our locations in case you want to leave something behind or don’t want it to get wet. Anything you bring on the water has the potential to get wet, so please use caution. We have ziplock baggies available, but please keep in mind they are water resistant, and not waterproof.