COVID-19 Update – Marina Closure

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – With Governor Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” order and the recent closure of all Illinois State Parks by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IL DNR), North Point Marina and the surrounding State Park area are now CLOSED to public access.

How does this affect the 2020 boating season…

North Point Marina including Skipper Bud’s, Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club, The Tropics, and surrounding park land are CLOSED to public access through April 7th or as soon as the “stay at home” order is lifted and the IL DNR authorizes the park and marina to reopen.

Once permission to OPEN is received, North Point Marina will be ready to welcome boaters back for the 2020 season.

2020 boating season will be extended for all slip holders to November 15th.

For those who have launch dates with Skipper Bud’s scheduled during this closure, need to schedule a launch or for general service questions, please email Skipper Bud’s at

For general North Point Marina questions, please email

Thank you and Be Safe

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Posted by Illinois Department of Natural Resources on Sunday, March 15, 2020

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