NEW BUFFALO MICHIGAN TRAVEL & VISITORS GUIDE

New Buffalo: Public Boat Launch

Located next to the Public Beach off Marquette Drive on the Galien River. Facilities are approximately 3,500 ft from Lake Michigan.



CITY BOAT LAUNCH FEES
Daily Rates For Michigan Residents With Boats Having Michigan Registrations:
  • Boats 27' & under: $7.00
  • Boats between 27'1" & 36': $10.00
  • Boats 36'1" & over: $25.00
Daily Rates For Non-Michigan Residents/ Boats Without Michigan Registrations:
  • Boats 27' & under: $12.00
  • Boats between 27'1" & 36': $20.00
  • Boats 36'1" & over: $35.00
Season Passes For Michigan Residents With Boats Having Michigan Registrations:
  • Boats 27' & under: $40.00
  • Boats between 27'1" & 36': $50.00
  • Boats 36'1": & over: $60.00
Season Passes For Non-Michigan Residents/ Boats Without Michigan Registrations:
  • Vessels 27 and under: $80.00
  • Vessels between 27'1" and 36': $100.00
  • Vessels 36'1" and over: $120.00

Parking Rules

The parking lot is for vehicles with boat trailers only all violators will be ticketed and towed. Parking on the ramp apron is prohibited and any vehicle left overnight without written permission will be ticketed and towed.

Prohibited activity

No Power Loading!

Boaters are reminded to winch their craft onto boat trailers instead of powering their boat onto the trailer.

Boat ramps throughout the state are being badly damaged by boaters who power their boats onto the boat trailer. The strong current created by the boat's propeller causes severe erosion and wash out at the end of the ramp. This condition, in turn, can also cause damage to boat trailers.

The Department of Natural Resources is attempting to repair as many of the damaged ramps as possible, but the best solution to the problem lies with the boater who refrains from this practice.

Need more information?

Please call the Harbormaster @ (269) 469-1522