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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.