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 Lake Erie Boat Ramps - Western Basin 

Lake Erie Boat Ramps - Erie Metro Park, Sterling State Park, Bolles Harbor, and Luna Pier Harbor Club.  Get boat ramp locations, pictures, maps, satelite images, and even boat ramp videos.   We list all the major boat ramps for Michigan waters of Lake Erie.

Lake Erie Metro Park Boat Ramp             

32481 Jefferson Avenue              

Rockwood, Michigan 48173        
(734) 379-5020

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Lake Erie Metro Park boat ramp is located where the Detroit River enters Lake Erie.  Great launch site with 12 lane ramp and lots of parking.  Facilites include restrooms, fishing along a seawall, and a small picnic area.   Hours are 6AM-10PM.  The ramp moves pretty quickly in the morning but can become backed up in the afternoon as people are taking their boats out.  Caution: the channel to the lake is extrememly shallow.  Do not get outside the channel markers and be careful opening up the throttle before you hit the first dropoff to deeper water.  The area to the right (south) is also very shallow once you hit Lake Erie.  About a 10 minute trip to Lake Erie at minimum wake.    

Fees: Launch fee is $4.00 for boat and you will need to pay $4.00 for your car too.  If you buy a season pass it will cost $20 for your car and $24 for your boat.  Passes are good for a full calendar year.   


Directions:  Easy to find.  From I75 take exit #29 (Gibralter Rd) and go east until you hit Jefferson Avenue (about 2.0 miles).  Turn right (south) on Jefferson and the park entrance will be on your left side about 1.7 miles down Jefferson.  The ramp is near the back of the park to the left once you pass through the toll booth.  


Bolles Harbor DNR Boat Ramp                  

LaPlaisance Rd off I75 (Exit #11)
Monroe, MI 48161                               

Phone Number: None available

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Bolles Harbor DNR boat ramp is a great facility with 16 launch and retrieve lanes and an unbelievable amount of parking.  The ramp is one of the busiest on Lake Erie during May-July and you may experiece a significant backup particularly in the morning.  About a 5 minute trip to Lake Eire at 5 MPH max speed.  Restrooms are available but no live bait.  Launch fee is $6.00 or $24 for a season pass good at all DNR ramps in Michigan.   


Directions:  A little difficult to find.  Exit #11 off I75 just south of Monroe, Michigan.  The road to the ramp is located just over the I75 bridge on the northeast side of the highway and is easy to miss.  There is a small sign that says "Boat Launch".

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