Boat Rentals

Charlie’s Boat and Bait

13468 LaPlaisance Rd., Monroe; 241-1545.14-foot and 16-foot aluminum fishing boats for rent; motors also for rent.

Fisherman’s Cave

7120 Summit St., Erie; 848-3935. Boat rental available; variety of live bait and tackle; Michigan and Ohio DNR license agent; convenience store with ice, pop, snacks and sandwiches.

Rose Harbor Marina (Lake Erie)

13468 LaPlaisance Rd., Monroe; 241-1545. Launching ramps, boat rental, bait and tackle, repair service. Open May through October, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Boat launches

Halfway Creek (Lake Erie)

Nearest town: Erie. Launching ramp suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only; no camping; parking for 30 cars.

Hellenberg Field (River Raisin)

Nearest town: Monroe. Located E. Front St. near Eastchester St., 1 mile west of I-75, exit at E. Front St. Launching ramp available for all trailer-hauled watercraft; parking for 50 cars.

hoffman Memorial (Lake Erie)

Nearest town: Monroe. Located on Algonquin St., Bolles Harbor, 1 mile east off I-75, exit at LaPlaisance Rd. (Exit 11). Launching area for medium and small boats.

Otter Creek mouth (Lake Erie)

Nearest town: LaSalle. Located on N. Otter Creek Rd. Ramp suitable for medium and smaller boats only.

Pointe Mouillee (Lake Erie)

Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, 37205 Mouillee Rd., Rockwood. 379-9692. Launching area available for most types of boats except for very large.

River Raisin Marina and Campground

2502 E. Elm Ave., Monroe. (313) 575-4367. Nearest town, Monroe. Launching ramp suitable for all trailer-hauled watercraft, car and trailer parking, restrooms, ideal for kayaks and canoes also. Open mid-April through mid-October.

Sterling State Park (Lake Erie)

2800 N. State Park Rd., Monroe; 289-2715. Jerry C. Bartnik Memorial Access Site. Includes restrooms and fish-cleaning station. 250 parking spaces. Day or season park passes available.

Whiting Plant (Lake Erie)

Nearest town: Erie. Launching ramp suitable for car-top boats and canoes only; no camping; parking for 20 cars.


River Raisin Canoe Livery

1151 Plank Rd., Dundee; 529-9029. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trip lengths: hourly to all day. Canoe, kayak and paddleboat rentals; pontoon cruises; primitive campsites available. Recreation area. Reservations recommended.

River Raisin Marina and Campground

2502 E. Elm Ave., Monroe; (313) 575-4367. Kayak, canoe, paddleboat rentals. Open mid-April through mid-October.


Canoeing on the river