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McKinley Marina

McKinley Marina
1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-5224

Official Boating Season: May 1–Oct 31
Purchase your annual Launch Permit 

Launch Sites

Purchase your daily or seasonal launch pass at McKinley Marina, Bender, or South Shore during the Official Boating Season
Purchase your annual Launch Permit 

  • Beginning May 1, 2018, you must have a current Launch Pass or you will be ticketed. For details, see Launch Sites and Launch Rates
  • If staff are not available, purchase a daily pass at the self-pay station. If you do not have a launch pass, you will be ticketed.

McKinley Marina has . . .
Clean Marina Certification

1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, (414) 273-5224

McKinley Office Hours:
Nov. 1-April 30: 8 a.m.
4 p.m., Mon.–Fri. only 
May 1-Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend: 8 a.m.–6 p.m., 7 days a week
Friday of Memorial Day Weekend–Labor Day: 7 a.m.–9 p.m., 7 days a week
After Labor Day–Sept. 30: 8 a.m.–7 p.m., 7 days a week
Oct. 1–
31: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 7 days a week

McKinley Fuel Dock Hours (May 1-Oct. 31, 7 days a week):
May 1–Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day: 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
After Labor Day–Sept. 30: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oct. 1
31: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

NOTE (3/5/2018):
Portable toilets are available:

McKinley Marina Slip Rentals–including transients


4600 E. Ryan Road, (414) 762-6416
Off-Season: call the Grant Unit (414) 762-1550 
NOTE (5/3/2018):
The harbor is now at 2.4 ft. Regular launch fees are now in effect. 

River Front

600 S. Water St.  (S. Water & E. Bruce streets
NOTE (3/5/2018): 
Portable toilets are available.

South Shore

2900 S. Superior St.

NOTE 3/2/2018):
Permits are not being sold at this location during renovation. You must have a launch permit! Please purchase your permit at McKinley, Bender, or River Front launch sites. 

Amenities: Permanent restrooms and fish-cleaning stations available during the Official Boating Season


Purchase your annual Launch Permit 

Launching, 2018 Rates, Pending DNR Approval (prices listed include sales tax)
  Daily Seasonal Age 60+
 Jet Ski, Resident* $9.00 $90.00 $60.00
 Jet Ski, Non-Resident* $10.00 $100.00 $70.00
 Non-Motorized, Resident $6.75 $67.50 $45.00
 Non-Motorized, Non-Resident $7.00 $70.00 $55.00
 Under 20 feet, Resident $10.50 $105.00 $70.00
 Under 20 feet, Non-Resident $12.00 $120.00 $90.00
 Over 20 feet, Resident $14.75 $147.50 $85.00
 Over 20 feet, Non-Resident $15.50 $155.00 $105.00

* These are launch rates. For jet-ski rentals, call Hands-On Science at (414) 803-3515


McKinley Marina Slip Rentals/Transient Rentals
McKinley Marina, Milwaukee County's only public lakefront marina, offers 655 slips with floating docks, security, parking, electricity, water, and many amenities included in the annual rental fee. Full-service fuel docks with pump-out facilities and a convenience/ships store with marine maintenance and safety supplies are also available. For tenants' convenience, the award-winning open-air pavilion offers lower-level restroom and shower facilities.

Current tenants are given the opportunity to renew their contracts at the end of the year. To have your name placed on a waiting list for slips that become available, fill out a slip application. Transient slip rentals are also available. For an annual rental application or for more information, call (414) 273-5224.

Select a map for slip locations: (pdf format)
Marina Overview| North Docks | Center Docks | South Docks


McKinley Marina Seasonal Slip Rentals, 2018 Rates (prices listed include sales tax)
South-Center-North Floating Docks
  Resident Non-Resident
25ft $1,619.90 $1,716.66
27ft $1,800.93 $1,911.21
30ft $2,086.00 $2,208.77
32ft $2,293.04 $2,429.33
35ft $2,616.61 $2,772.66
37ft $2,849.66 $3,019.25
38ft $2,966.18 $3,140.97
40ft $3,212.75 $3,406.27
45ft $3,872.37 $4,106.46
50ft $4,598.57 $4,876.36
55ft $5,388.24 $5,711.79
60ft $6,242.40 $6,617.98
65ft $7,162.11 $7,589.71
70ft $8,147.37 $8,632.20
75ft $9,196.10 $9,747.51
80ft $10,310.36 $10,932.53
Transient Daily Slip Rentals, 2018 Rates (includes 5.6% sales tax)
$37.49 + $2.30 per foot over 25 feet


McKinley Marina Dry Sail & Winter Storage
Annual and daily dry sail storage is available for your trailer and boat in an area offering 24-hour access, security, water, and electricity. After the official boating season, this area is used for winter storage. Keep your boat on its trailer or have it trucked in and placed on your jack stands. 

2018 Rates for McKinley Marina (prices listed include sales tax)
Dry Sail Storage: includes launching at McKinley Marina only. For other sites, see the table for launch fees. $16.65/day $579.36/summer (5 months)
Dinghy Storage:
 includes launching at McKinley Marina only. For other sites, see the table for launch fees. (May1–Oct. 31) $301.92
Trailer Storage May 1–Oct. 31 $218.48
Locker Rental (non-taxable, no tax included) $52.02
Boat Storage Nov. 1–April 15 (Trailered-in) $405.76
Boat Storage Nov. 1–April 15 (Trucked-in) $603.43 


2018 Rates for South Shore (prices listed include sales tax)
Dinghy Storage & Launching (May1–Oct. 31) $269
For more on the South Shore Marina, visit the South Shore Yacht Club


Current Weather and Lake Conditions (Wisconsin Beach Health)
Surface Wind Nowcast (NOAA) | Water Temperature Nowcast (NOAA)

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Milwaukee County Parks, 9480 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226


Self-Pay Stations
The self-pay system allows Park attractions to remain open to the public at times when Park staff is not directly available to collect fees. The system is monitored throughout the day.


Using a Self-Pay Station

  1. Take a self-pay envelope provided at the self-pay station.
  2. Complete all information requested on the envelope.
  3. Detach and keep the envelope stub as your receipt. Be prepared to present your receipt when asked.
  4. Place the appropriate cash payment in the envelope, seal it and deposit it in the pay slot of the self-pay station. 

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