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Locations

Riverwalk

Our Riverwalk location is in the heart of the city along Chicago’s newly renovated Riverwalk. Unlike any other kayak launch site in the city you are instantly surrounded by world famous architecture and engineering marvels. Whether you take the tour or rent a kayak on your own this location offers the most convenient access to the best sights the river has to offer.

Address:

Chicago Riverwalk
435 E. Riverwalk South
Chicago, IL 60601
*Do not use Google/ Apple Maps to find us. Please use directions below*

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-0035
EM: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Open 7 Days a Week Weather Dependent
M-S 9am-9pm

Parking (approx 10-15 min walk to Urban Kayaks)

There are a lot of parking options in the neighborhood. Our favorite/ most convenient garage is 12hr/$20 Parking Available at Millenium Park Lakeside Garage located at 5 South Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60603. Also Parkwhiz and Spothero are really good options.

Validated parking @ The Millenium Park Lakeside garage located at 5 S. Columbus Dr.

  1. Exit Garage on Randolph
  2. Head North on Columbus Dr.
  3. Once you reach Wacker Dr., cross the street to the North side of Wacker
  4. You will see a marked blue entrance labeled ‘Chicago Riverwalk’ , take the staircase down to the River
  5. When you reach the bottom and are facing the River, you will turn right
  6. Continue walking to find Urban Kayaks about a quarter mile East

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Lakefront

We are proud to announce our new Lakefront location at Monroe Harbor. Operating directly south of the Columbia Yacht Club, this location offers kayak and stand up paddle board rentals, tours, and lessons. We are located a 10 minute walk from the Riverwalk location and 2 blocks south of Navy Pier.

Address

Columbia Yacht Club
111 N. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

PH: (312)965-0035
EM: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Open 7 Days a Week Weather Dependent
M-F 12pm-8pm
S-S 9am-8pm

Parking (approx 5-7 min walk to Urban Kayaks)

There are a lot of parking options in the neighborhood. Our favorite/ most convenient garage is 12hr/$20 Parking Available at Millenium Park Lakeside Garage located at 5 South Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60603. Also Parkwhiz and Spothero are really good options.

Validated parking @ The Millenium Park Lakeside garage located at 5 S. Columbus Dr.

  1. Exit Garage on Randolph
  2. Walk East (towards the lake) on Upper Randolph. Right turn into Maggie Daley Park/ Cancer memorial.
  3. Veer Left towards the Lake/ past the tennis courts in Maggie Daley Park.
  4. Cross Lakeshore Drive onto the Lakefront Trail. Should see the Lake.
  5. When facing the Lake, turn right at Colombia Yacht club
  6. Reach Urban kayaks

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