Boat Launch Sites for Erie 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.
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Buffalo River||Buffalo||Located between Ohio Street and Michigan Street bridges next to Great Lakes Paper.||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 Boat Harbor||Off Buffalo Skyway at Furhman Blvd, City of Buffalo. Operated by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.||14 concrete ramps||1000 cars and trailers||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
||Seasonal-May 15-October 15||Municipal|
|Lake Erie||Erie Basin Marina||Located along Erie Blvd Mall, City of Buffalo.||Hard surface ramp||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
|Lake Erie||Hamburg Town Park||Located off Rte. 5 in Town of Hamburg.||Hard surface ramps||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
||Open only to the Town of Hamburg residents.||Municipal|
|Lake Erie||Sturgeon Point||Off Longshore Road, approx. 4 miles north of the Village of Angola.||Hard surface ramp||100 cars and trailers and 167 cars||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
|Tonawanda Creek/Barge Canal||Amherst Veterans Canal Park||Located off Brenon Road, Town of Amherst.||Hard surface ramp||Municipal|
|Upper Niagara River||Big Six Mile Creek State Park Marina||Located off West River Parkway on western shore of Grand Island.||Hard surface ramp||10 cars and trailers||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
|Upper Niagara River||Isle View Park||Located off Niagara Street (Rte 266), City of Tonawanda.||Hard surface ramp||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
|Upper Niagara River||Niawanda Park||Located off Niagara Street (Rte 266), City of Tonawanda.||Hard surface ramp||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
|Upper Niagara River||Ontario St. Launch Ramp||Located at the foot of Ontario Street, City of Buffalo.||Hard surface ramp||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea
|Upper Niagara River||Sheridan Drive Launch Ramp||Located at the foot of Sheridan Drive (Rte 325), Town of Tonawanda.||Hard surface ramp||Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea||Municipal|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.