Boating

Set sail for an adventure on Lake Michigan, or relax on the calm waters of Wolf Lake. Before venturing out on the water, please check the latest water and weather conditions.

The Hammond Marina, just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, offers seasonal slips, daily launch and transient boaters. Slip rates are found here.

On the shore, visitors enjoy the amenities of sandy beach, Horseshoe Casino, and a pedestrian trail linking to other inland points of interest.

To join us for the day, set your coordinates to:

  • Latitude – 41/41’/49″ – North
  • Longitude – 87/30’/48″ – West
  • Marina officials monitor Channel 9

Interested in becoming a Hammond Yacht Club member? Get complete information at the Hammond Yacht Club website.

Fishing and small-craft sailing and boating are ways to spend an enjoyable day on Wolf Lake. There is a 75hp limit on gas motors.

Members of the Illiana Yacht Club regularly sail on Wolf Lake. For more information, visit the Illiana Yacht Club website.

Although the waters of Wolf Lake are typically calm, kayaks and canoes are allowed only when conditions permit a safe outing. Wave activity, storm systems, water depth and air temperature can all adversely affect safety.

Please call 219.655.5212 or 219.937.7942 before planning an outing.

HPA offers a variety of boating instruction opportunities. Visit our Sail-A-Way page for more details.

Before venturing out on the water, please check the latest water and weather conditions.