Surfrider always like to help out at the Annual Chicago River Clean Sweep, hosted by Kayak Chicago. We have a good time ridding the river of trash. It feels good! And there's a lively gathering of like-minded people to hang with at the launch facility. Good times. Final details YTBD.
Kayak Chicago’s river location is conveniently located just off North Avenue with plenty of free parking nearby.
Getting here: Our river location is just 3 blocks east of 90/94 and 1 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 next to the 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 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. We have zip lock baggies available, but keep in mind, they are water resistant, not waterproof.