Guide To Local Boating

Ohio River - Ramps and Marinas

Anchor Cove Marina: Located about 15 miles west of downtown Cincinnati on Gracely Drive just off River Road.  "Stillwater" marina on Muddy Creek off Ohio River.  In-water slips, in/out service on owners trailer.

Four Seasons Marina: Located east of downtown Cincinnati about 10 miles on Kellogg Ave.  "Stillwater" marina with in-water covered and open slips, fuel dock, restaurant, outside bar, No ramp.

Manhattan Landing: Located in Dayton, KY just across from Schmidt Fields.  About 2 miles east of I-471 on Route 8.  "Stillwater" marine is at about mile marker 466.  Fuel docks (gas & diesel), in-water slips, restaurant, outside bar, travelift for large vessels, in/out service on owners trailers.

Mariner's Landing: Located on River Road about 14 miles west of downtown Cincinnati.  In-water slips directly on Ohio River.  Fuel, in/out service on owners trailer.

Riverside Public Boat Ramp: Run by City of Cincinnati.  Located off River Road about 4 miles west of downtown Cincinnati.  Directly on Ohio River.

Rivertowne Marina: Located east of downtown Cincinnati about 10 miles on Kellogg Ave.  "Stillwater" marina with in-water covered and open slips, fuel dock, restaurant, dry rack in/out storage, ramp for members only.

Schmidt Field Public Boat Ramp: Run by City of Cincinnati.  Located 2 miles east of downtown Cincinnati off River Road.  Ample parking, concession stand, ball fields, ramps open to public for fee.  Directly on Ohio River at mile marker 466.5.

Shelter Cove Marina: Located east of downtown Cincinnati about 12 miles off Kellogg Ave. on the Little Miami River just off the Ohio River.  In/out service on owners trailer, ramp open to public for fee, travelift for large vessels.

Tanner's Creek: Located in Lawrenceburg, IN about 35 miles west of downtown Cincinnati on Route 50.  Tanner's Creek just off Ohio River.  Ample parking, public ramp, no docks.

Washington Marina: Located east of downtown Cincinnati about 16 miles on Kellogg Ave., one mile east of I-275.  Located at mile marker 460. In/out service on owners trailer, ramp open to public for fee, travelift for large vessels.

Local Lakes

Brookville Lake: Approximately 5000 acres, 15 miles long.  Numerous ramps on the east and west side of the lake.  Fuel on the lake.  Unlimited horsepower.  State of Indiana maintains beach area, picnic areas, camping and hiking trails.  Phone 317-647-2657.

Directions:  Located just north of Brookville, IN about 45 minutes from downtown Cincinati.  Take I-74 west to Brookville/Route 52 exit.  Go left on Route 52 towards Brookville.  Go through Brookville and follow signs to ramps and parks.

Caesar's Creek Lake State Park: Approximately 200 acres and 7 miles long.  Numerous ramps on the lake.  No marinas or fuel on the lake.  Public beaches, hiking trails and horse trails.  Unlimited horsepower.  Phone 513-897-3055.

Directions: Located just north of downtown Cincinnati about 45 minutes.  Take I-71 north to Route 73 exit.  Go left and follow signs to ramps and parks.

East Fork Lake State Park: Approximately 2100 acres and 5 miles long.  Numerous ramps on the lake.  No marinas or fuel on the lake.  Public beaches, hiking trails and horse trails.  Unlimited horsepower.  Phone 513-734-4323.

Directions: Located east of downtown Cincinnati about 30 minutes.  Take I-275 to State Route 125 exit.  Go east on State Route 125 about 10 miles. Follow signs ro ramps and parks.

Rocky Fork Lake State Park: Approximately 2000 acres and 5 miles long.  Numerous ramps on the lake.  Marina and fuel on the lake.  Public beaches, hiking trails and restaurant.  Unlimited horsepower.  Phone 513-393-4284.

Directions: Located northeast of downtown Cincinnati about 1 1/2 hours. Take I-275 to State Route 50 exit.  Go east on State Route 50 to Hillsboro, OH  Follow signs to ramps.

Regional Lakes 

Dale Hollow Lake:  About 5 hours south of Cincinnati area on teh KY/TN border.  Various access points.  Marinas with fuel and rentals on the lake.  Campgrounds on the lake.  Houseboat rentals.

Lake Cumberland: About 3 1/2 hours south of Cincinnati area near Somerset, KY  Various access points. Quite a few marinas with fuel on the lake.  Campgrounds and condo rentals on the lake. Known as one of the largest lakes in the region.  Houseboat rentals also.

Norris Lake: About 4 hours south of Cincinati area on the KY/TN border.  I-75 at the LaFollette, TN exit.  Various access points.  Marina's with fuel and rentals on the lake.  Campgrounds and condo rentals on the lake.  Houseboat rentals also.

Lake Erie: About 4 hours north of the Cincinnati area.  Various access points.  Cedar Point Amusement Park near Sandusky, OH has a marina.  Also near Sandusky is Battery Park Marina. Port Clinton, OH has access points and a marina.  Ferry's to Kelly's Island and Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island are available from Sandusky and Port Clinton.

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