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Boat Launch Sites for Niagara County

DEC manages over 395 boating and fishing access facilities. We do our best to keep these sites clean and safe, but if you see something that is out of order or have a question or concern about a particular site, send a message to fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

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 Royalton Gasport Launch. Located at junction of Telegraph Road and Bolton Road in Village of Gasport. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Lockport Nelson C. Goehle Public Marina. Off Market Street just west of junction with Cold Springs Road in City of Lockport Concrete ramp 15 cars and trailers, 40 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Lockport Lockport Upper Terminal Launch. Off Prospect Street just north of junction with Stevens Street in City of Lockport. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers, 20 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Steep Ramp Canal Corp.
Erie Canal/Tonawanda Creek Pendleton West Canal Marina. North side of canal on Tonawanda Creek Road, 1/4 mile east of Route 62. Concrete ramp 60 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Niagara County Parks Municipal
Erie Canal/Tonawanda Creek North Tonawanda North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens. Off Sweeney Street just north of junction with E. Robinson Street. Concrete ramp 25 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea Need trailer permit issued by City of N. Tonawanda Rec. Dept. Municipal
Erie Canal/Tonawanda Creek North Tonawanda North Tonawanda Service Drive Launch. At junction of Sweeney Street and Service Drive in City of N. Tonawanda. Concrete ramp 4 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Need trailer permit issued by City of N. Tonawanda Rec. Dept. Municipal
Erie Canal/Tonawanda Creek North Tonawanda Niagara Street Kayak Launch. At junction of Sweeney and Niagara Streets in City of North Tonawanda Hand launch 10 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea Fishing dock on site Municipal
Lake Ontario Newfane Town of Newfane Marina (Olcott Harbor). Located off West Main Street in Village of Olcott. Concrete ramp 60 cars and trailers, 40 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
Fish cleaning station on site Municipal
Lake Ontario Somerset Golden Hill State Park. Off Lower Lake Road approx. 1.5 miles west of junction with County Line Road. Concrete ramp 40 cars and trailers, 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Wilson Wilson Tuscarora State Park. Tuscarora Bay, off Route 18, west of Village of Wilson. Concrete ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
Fish cleaning station on site OPRHP
Lake Ontario Wilson Wilson Tuscarora State Park. Twelvemile Creek, off Route 18, west of Village of Wilson. Hand launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Wilson Town of Wilson Launch. Twelvemile Creek, off Riverview Drive, west of Village of Wilson. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
Launching not always possible due to shoaling (low water levels). Municipal
Niagara River (lower)/Lake Ontario Porter Fort Niagara State Park. Off Route 18F just north of Village of Youngstown. Concrete ramps 44 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
Niagara River (lower) Porter Village of Youngstown Launch. Off Water Street in village. Concrete ramp 30 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea Parking for cars with trailers on Hinman Street. Municipal
Niagara River (lower) Lewiston Village of Lewiston Launch. Off N. Water Street just north of junction with foot of Center Street in village. Concrete ramp 30 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
Fish cleaning station at junction of N. Water St. and Center St. Municipal
Niagara River (upper) North Tonawanda Gratwick-Riverside Park. Off River Road (Routes 265/384) in City of North Tonawanda. Concrete ramp 24 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea Need trailer permit issued by City of N. Tonawanda Rec. Dept. Municipal
Niagara River (upper) Niagara Falls Griffon Park. Off Buffalo Avenue (Routes 384,265) in City of Niagara Falls. Concrete ramp 45 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
City of Niagara Falls Municipal
Tonawanda Creek Royalton Off Rapids Road approx. 0.3 miles west of junction with Kelkenberg Road, 3 miles southeast of Hamlet of Rapids. Hand launch 10 cars DEC

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


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