DuSable Harbor is part of the Chicago Harbors. It is located 21 kilometers (13 miles) north-northwest of the Port of Chicago, DuSable Harbor is in the heart of downtown Chicago at the foot of Randolph Street.
The Chicago Park District has nine lakefront harbors stretching from Jackson Park in the south to Lincoln Park in the north, including DuSable Harbor. In total, the Chicago Harbors offer space for more than five thousand boats, making it the United States' biggest municipal harbor system.
The Chicago Park District has invested more than $65 million to renovate and modernize its harbor facilities. Westrec Marinas of Encino, California, partnering with the Chicago Park District, manages the harbors.
DuSable Harbor is open for operations from 8am until 6pm from Monday until Thursday and from 8am to 8pm on weekends. Entering DuSable Harbor through the Monroe Harbor Entrance and passing the Columbia Yacht Club into the harbor, DuSable Harbor offers 420 docks.
While transient docking is available in DuSable Harbor, boaters are advised to make reservations with the harbor manager if they want dock space after May 15th. There is no charge for the available pump-out equipment. The DuSable Harbor Ship's Store offers some boating supplies, apparel, and refreshments.
DuSable Harbor is a great place for visitors who want to see a picturesque marina quay with a variety of yachts and boats. There are several wonderful hotels near the marina.