Montrose Beach is a Wildlife Oasis. Daydream near the bird sanctuary and hang out with puppies near the dog beach. Hop on a kayak or SUP to get away from it all and enjoy the summer breeze.
Closed for the season. We are still open at our River location, weekends in October!
We will re-open Saturday, May 23rd 2020
Kayak Chicago is located at the south end of Montrose beach in front of the volleyball nets just south of The Dock restaurant (200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.)
Address: GPS @ 41.9374657,-87.6467392 Chicago, IL
Getting here: If you are signed up for a tour or class, arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event. Plan ahead for traffic during the summertime when this is a very busy beach and parking is limited.
There is plenty of free street parking throughout Montrose park and a pay lot with limited parking, arrive early to secure a spot. We recommend riding your bike as the easiest option.
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 ample water, to reduce heat exhaustion.
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.