The CRCA is one of the few Conservation Authorities in Ontario that provides boat ramps and water access points. Provision of public access to the large number of recreational lakes in our jurisdiction has been a long-standing commitment of this Authority.
What is the difference between a boat ramp and a water access point? Generally a boat ramp has a launching area for larger boats with trailers. Often there is a dock and mooring facilities. Water access points are intended to be used only for launching canoes and other small craft.
COVID-19 Update: Inland Lake launches remain open at this time. Lake Ontario boat ramps are closed until further notice, please see list below for closures.
- Eloida Lake – northwest side of Eloida Lake (Athens Township)
- Charleston Lake – in Charleston village at the foot of Water St. (Athens Township)
- Henry Street – at the foot of Henry St. in Brockville on the St. Lawrence River (City of Brockville) CLOSED
- Outlet – southwest tip of Charleston Lake, off County Rd.3 (Leeds and Thousand Islands Township)
- Seeley’s Bay – northwest Seeley’s Bay, on Haskins Point Road (Rideau Lakes Township)
- Sydenham Lake – northwest end Sydenham Lake on Wilmer Road (South Frontenac Township)
- Loughborough Lake – Loughborough Lake at Perth Road, County Rd.10 (South Frontenac Township)
- Hay Bay – northwest of Dorland on the south shore of Hay Bay (Town of Greater Napanee) CLOSED
Water Access Points
- Mosquito Lake – east on Massassauga Rd., off Perth Rd. (County Road 10)
- Elbow Lake – Elbow (Pearkes) Lake on Salmon Lake Road (the road to Frontenac Provincial Park)
- Cronk Lake – northwest Cronk Lake at Bedford Road (County Road 19)
- Collins Creek – southwest Collins Creek, at Perth Road (County Road 10)
- Purdy (Murvale) – Millhaven Creek at Hwy. 38
- Lyndhurst Lake – in the village of Lyndhurst at the foot of Ford Street
We have also developed water access points in three of our Conservation Areas:
- Gould Lake Conservation Area – at the beach CLOSED
- Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area – at the warming huts CLOSED
There have been two water access points developed at Mac Johnson Wildlife Area:
- near the skating shelter at the north end of the Wildlife Area CLOSED
- off Centennial Road at the Broome-Runciman Dam.