North Shore Channel

North Shore Channel


The North Shore Channel is a man-made waterway that extends northward from River Park, just south of Foster Avenue, to the Wilmette Locks at Lake Michigan near the Baha’i Temple. This straight canal with a slow current and few power boats is ideal for race practice, newer paddlers, and rowing shells.

An interactive map of the North Shore Channel.


This Dammrich Rowing Center houses indoor rowing machines and rowing tanks to simulate on-the-water practices. It is next to the Chicago River and includes boats and a launch onto the North Branch of the Chicago River. There is parking available at the boathouse.

3220 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 674-1500, ext. 2200