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I live in Chicago and would like to get a foldable kayak. As far as I can tell the only thing I need to do to be able to use it in Lake Michigan is get a watercraft registration.

Once I have that registration, can I launch from one of the public beaches?

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It looks like it will depend on the beach, some beaches have restrictions on where you can launch, some don't and some do not allow kayaks or paddles sports.

It would probably be easiest to ask the park department which beaches allow kayaks or you could go through the list and see if a particular beach allows it.

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