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About Fort Locks Self Storage

Guaranteed Prices

Rental rates are guaranteed to never increase for at least 6 months from move-in date.

24 Hour Digital Surveillance

Gate activity is monitored by our automated system. Motion-activated cameras record all activity on the facility both day and night.

Modern Construction

The indoor storage units feature concrete floors and steel walls and ceilings. The ceilings are insulated to reduce temperature variances.

On-Site Management

The rental office is manned 6 days a week. Appointments can be made for after-hours rentals.

Our Story - About Fort Locks Self Storage

Fort Locks is a family-owned 225 unit storage facility located in Channahon, Illinois. The facility has 160 outdoor fenced parking spots for boats, campers and other vehicles. The buildings were erected in 2003 and opened for business in January of 2004. The same staff has been running the company since the grand opening. All of the buildings are steel frames with insulated roofs and concrete floors. The indoor storage units are surrounded by pavement with a minimum of 30 feet between buildings and are protected from flooding by storm drains and raised concrete flooring.

For the past 12 years our goal is to provide secure, clean storage at a reasonable price. During the recent recession we held our prices constant for 3 years in order to help our customers get through tough economic times. Also during recent tornados and flooding we have donated space for those in need.

Fort Locks Self-Storage has been there to help and to provide a service for those needing extra space for their homes and businesses. We participate in local community events, like the Three Rivers Festival and Parade and sponsoring local sports teams. In 2012 Fort Locks became a U-Haul dealer providing rental trucks and trailers for customers in need of moving equipment.

Each customer at Fort Locks is treated with respect and many of our customers have become good friends. New customers are shown how to operate the roll-up doors, our security gate system and given a tour of the facility. Rental rates are guaranteed to never increase for at least one year from move-in date.

Please take time to look at our facility pictures here on the website. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm and we are open on Saturdays from 8 am until noon. If you are in need of storage and are not sure what size space you need, we would be glad to let you tour the empty units to help visualize the area.

Our office number is 815-467-0500.
Please call us for all your storage needs.

See What Our Customers Are Saying..

I’ve been a customer at Fort Locks for 8 years now and I have nothing but great things to say about this facility and the excellent customer service.  Paula and Terry have been more than accommodating and friendly every time I see them.
Josh J.

Customer, 8 Years +

Lucky for me I chose Fort Locks as my storage facility, this storage place may not be as well known as some others yet. But I’m sure it will be, as it is well maintained, the employees extremely helpful/friendly, the monthly cost is comparable, also they have security cameras which always makes me feel safe anytime I go to my storage unit in the am or the pm. A very satisfied customer!


I have been a customer at Fort Locks for 7 years. The staff has been so helpful with allowing me to transfer units with a lot of ease. They’ve let me use equipment such as dollies at no charge and the facility is well maintained.

Customer, 7 Years +

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All aisles are a minimum of 30′ wide.
Snow is removed from all blacktop areas during winter.
Outdoor parking is neat, organized, lighted, completely fenced and has surveillance cameras.

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