Kingston Area Boat Ramps
With Access to Lake Ontario & the St. Lawrence River
Collins Bay Boat Ramp Kingston, Ontario
Located west of the intersection of Collins Bay Road and Hwy.33 (Loyalist Parkway) in Collins Bay (suburb of Kingston, Ontario between Kingston and Amherstview, Ontario.)
The ramp is located right beside the Edith Rankin church.
Single wide ramp, concrete and steel grate.
Dock on right (looking from the ramp)
and a larger higher pier also on the right.
Ramp is fairly sheltered and can be used in most wind conditions
Limited turning area in front of the ramp (Difficult for larger trucks with big boats (20'+) the poor parking practices of some boaters often makes turning and parking at this location even more difficult.
There is parking for about 4-6 trucks and trailers at the ramp location but there is very little provision for any overflow parking.
Lake Ontario Park Boat Ramp Kingston Ontario
Located in Lake Ontario Park, King Street West, Kingston, Ontario
Single wide concrete ramp
Dock on left side (looking from the roadway)
Access to the ramp is via a long and difficult roadway to back a trailer down. The roadway drops over a high hill and visibility when backing a trailer is a problem. There is a spot to turn on the hill above the ramp but there are often cars parked blocking it. There is limited parking up in the main parking area and no dedicated parking for tow vehicles and trailers.
This ramp is difficult to use because of the poor access and parking but also during moderate to higher south west winds because there is no effective breakwater and very shallow water conditions
Use of this ramp is no charge. (as of August 2018)
Portsmouth Harbour, Kingston Ontario
Located on Younge Street just south of King St. West in Kingston Ontario
Two excellent double wide concrete and steel grate ramps one located at the north end of the complex and the other at the south end.
There are high docks around the ramp areas.
The harbour is very sheltered and can be used in almost any weather/wind conditions.
There is parking available on the property but there are often events held here such as sailing regattas that reduce or very much limit access and parking.
The city charges $19.62 to use the ramp and there may be addition charges for parking during the boating season (as of August 2020)
West Street Boat Ramp Kingston Ontario
Located at the southern end of west Street, Kingston Ontario
Good concrete single wide ramp with a breakwall on both sides. There is a small dock on the left side (looking from the roadway)
There is a good turning area in front of the ramp.
This ramp is difficult to use in some heavier wind conditions as there is no breakwater directly in front of the ramp strong south, south east winds will be more challenging.
There is a municipal parking area (Park and display) on the east side of the ramp but there is no designated tow vehicle/trailer parking. 1 or 2 spots could accommodate a truck and trailer but are most often occupied.
There is no charge for the use of this ramp. (as of August 2018)
Grass Creek Park Kingston, Ontario (East side)
Located just east of Joyceville Road on Hwy 2 about 1/2 way between Kingston and Gananoque. Entrance is located at the McLaughlin Wood working Museum. Follow the roadway south to the launch area on the left side. The single wide ramp is a bit hidden, located at the end of a longer than normal approach with a small curve on the hill leading to the ramp. It can be a bit tricky but is no problem once you have experienced it once or twice. There is a short turning area for smaller boats and vehicles about 1/2 way down the roadway.
There is a dock to the right side (looking from the roadway) The water levels here can be very low when there are low water conditions on the St. Lawrence but it is almost always usable for smaller boats. Water is usually quite muddy here and the channel to the river is not marked. The ramp area is well sheltered and can be used in most weather conditions.
There is parking in the launch area parking lot just off the main park road.
There is no cost for the use of this ramp. (as of August 2018)