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Boat Launch Sites for Niagara County

Note: Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat.

  • Hard surface or concrete ramp--site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach launch--no float-off or float-on trailered boat capability. Sites will accommodate the approach to the water's edge of small and light trailered boats. Boat may then be pushed on or off trailer. Usually shallow areas.
  • Hand launch--no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.
  • Car top launch--For canoe/kayak launching. Limited parking available.
Niagara County, DEC Region 9
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Erie Canal Amherst 2 miles northeast of Amherst on Tonawanda Creek Road to Brenon Road. Concrete ramp 60 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Municipal
Erie Canal Gasport 1/2 mile east of Gasport on Route 31 to Bolton Rd. Concrete ramp 20 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Lockport Upper Terminal Wall, under Prospect St. Bridge (E-235) Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Steep Ramp Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Martinsville West Canal Park and Marina north side of canal 1 mile East of Martinsville Concrete ramp 60 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Municipal
Erie Canal North Tonawanda City Boat Launch 1/4 mile East of Division St. Bridge E-244 on Sweeney St. Concrete ramp 20 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Municipal
Erie Canal Royalton Bolton Road Bridge Ramp, located off Bolton Road Concrete ramp Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Municipal
Erie Canal Off Route 62 in City of North Tonawanda. Hard surface ramp 100 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Newfane Marina located off West Main St., in Village of Olcott. Hard surface ramp Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
Municipal
Lake Ontario Somerset Golden Hill State Park Campground. Town of Somerset, lower Lake Road on Route 18, East of Olcott. Hard surface ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Wilson Wilson Tuscarora State Park. Route 18, west of Wilson. East branch of 12 Mile Creek. Hard surface ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Wilson Wilson Tuscarora State Park. Route 18, west of Wilson. West branch of 12 Mile Creek. Hand launch 30 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Wilson Wilson Launch Ramp located on Riverview Drive. Main branch of 12 Mile Creek. Hard surface ramp Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
Access not always possible due to shoaling (low water levels). Municipal
Lake Ontario Youngstown Fort Niagara State Park, Route 18F, Youngstown. 2 hard surface ramps 44 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Tonawanda Creek/Barge Canal Botanical Gardens Park Located off Old Falls Blvd, City of North Tonawanda. Hard surface ramp Municipal
Tonawanda Creek/Barge Canal Service Drive Park Located off Sweeney Street, City of North Tonawanda. Hard surface ramp Municipal
Tonawanda Creek/Barge Canal West Canal Park Located off North Tonawanda Creek Road, Town of Pendleton. Hard surface ramp Municipal
Upper Niagara River Gratwick-Riverside Park Located off River Rd. (Rtes 265/384), City of North Tonawanda. Hard surface ramp Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
Municipal
Upper Niagara River Griffon Park Located off Buffalo Avenue (Rtes 384,265), City of Niagara Falls. Hard surface ramp Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
Municipal
Lower Niagara River Fort Niagara State Park Located off Route 18F, Youngstown. Hard surface ramps 44 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
Lower Niagara River Lewiston Marina (Sand Docks) Located at foot of Center St. (Route 104), Village of Lewiston. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
Municipal

*confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.


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