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Boat Launch Sites for Erie 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.
Erie County, DEC Region 9
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Buffalo River Buffalo Located between Ohio Street and Michigan Street bridges. Hand launch 15 cars Lower entrance site for access to Buffalo River Canoe Trail. DEC
Buffalo River Buffalo Located off I-90 exit for Clinton Avenue (East) then south on Harlem Road 1/2 mile. Hand launch 25 cars Lower entrance site for access to Buffalo River Canoe Trail. DEC
Lake Erie Buffalo Buffalo Harbor State Park. Off Furhman Blvd, City of Buffalo. 14 concrete ramps 1000 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Seasonal-May 15-October 15 OPRHP
Lake Erie Buffalo Erie Basin Marina. Located along Erie Blvd Mall, City of Buffalo. Hard surface ramp Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Municipal
Lake Erie Hamburg Hamburg Town Park. Off Rte. 5 in Town of Hamburg. Hard surface ramp Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Open only to the Town of Hamburg residents. Municipal
Lake Erie Evans Sturgeon Point Marina. On Sturgeon Point Road, approx. 4 miles north of the Village of Angola. Hard surface ramp 100 cars and trailers and 167 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
Municipal
Tonawanda Creek/Barge Canal Amherst Amherst Veterans Canal Park. Off Brenon Road, Town of Amherst. Hard surface ramp Municipal
Upper Niagara River Grand Island Big Six Mile Creek State Park Marina. Off West River Parkway on western shore of Grand Island. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
OPRHP
Upper Niagara River Tonawanda Isle View County Park. Off Niagara Street (Rte 266), City of Tonawanda. Hard surface ramp 55 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
No fee. Additional car parking on site. Municipal
Upper Niagara River Tonawanda Niawanda Park. Off Niagara Street (Rte 266), City of Tonawanda. Hard surface ramp 32 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
No fee. Additional car parking on site. Municipal
Upper Niagara River Buffalo Black Rock Canal County Park. At the foot of Ontario Street, City of Buffalo. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers, 15 cars Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
No fee. Municipal
Upper Niagara River Tonawanda Town of Tonawanda Small Boat Harbor. At the foot of Sheridan Drive (Rte 325), Town of Tonawanda. Hard surface ramp 43 cars and trailers Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea Municipal

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


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