Public Access / Pier

There are over 15 public access points from which to launch your boat or drop a line in Lorain County. All along the Lorain County shoreline of Lake Erie and the Central Basin you will find natural sand beaches, dunes, shale bluffs and constructed harbors and boat launches. Rivers, streams and Lake Erie shoreline offer multiple points and launch services.

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  • Black River Wharf Boat Launch

    Boat launch operated by the Lorain Port Authority.

  • Carlisle Reservation Duck Pond Picnic Area

    Scan ponds for waterfowl; hike the trail for woodland nesters.

  • Century Park

    2.76 acre park with 320 foot long beach and fishing access.

  • City of Lorain Public Fishing Pier

    25.5 -acre Public Fishing Pier provides access to the Black River and Lake Erie inside Lorain Harbor.

  • East Side Launch Ramp

    Located at the west side of Lakeside Landing.

  • Findley State Park

    Findley State Park is in Lorain County south of Wellington on State Route 58. 900+ acres are here year round for hiking, biking, picnicking, boating/kayaking, fishing and camping.

  • Lakeview Park

    42 acres of lake front property for the public to enjoy.

  • Lakewood Beach Park
    Sheffield Lake

    City of Sheffield Lake's westernmost public coastal access site.

  • Lorain Municipal Pier Launch Ramp

    The site it Lorain's oldest boat launch and is locally known as "Hot Waters."

  • Main Street Beach

    Main Street Beach is a small, popular Lake Erie swimming beach in downtown Vermilion

  • Miller Road Park
    Avon Lake

    17.7 acre park with beach and two-lane public boat launch.

  • Sheffield Lake Community Park Boat Launch
    Sheffield Lake

    The City of Sheffield Lake gave boaters a much needed public access to Lake Erie by renovating the lake-front property which includes a two-lane boat launch.

  • Vermilion River Reservation

    Spanning two adjacent areas separated by the Vermilion River—Mill Hollow on one side and Bacon Woods on the other.

  • Veterans Memorial Park
    Avon Lake

    5.8 acre park on the shores of Lake Erie with a beach and fishing access.

  • Wellington Reservation

    This 550 acre park provides opportunities for hiking, biking, strolling, fishing, boating, and wildlife observation.

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