Frontier Boat Launch


Area Status: Open

A concrete walkway lined be multicolored rocks is surrounded by a deep blue body of water.

This boat launch facility is located in Washington County north of Marietta on State Route 7 along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. The 6 acre site includes 70 parking spaces for trucks and trailers plus additional parking for cars. There ramp is wide enough that two vehicles can launch a boat at one time. The parking area is open all night seven days a week, so overnight parking of vehicles and trailers is allowed.

For a flier with a large map of the area click here (prints best on 11 x 17 but can be printed on smaller paper.)

Dimensions:

  • Ramp is 30 feet wide
  • Concrete portion with piers is 87 feet long
  • Total ramp length is 250 feet long
  • 15% slope

Other useful info:
There is good site distance at the launch.
Frontier Boat Launch accesses the Willow Island Pool, bounded by Hannibal Locks & Dam on northern end and Willow Island Locks & Dam on southern end.

Each of the websites below leave the Wayne NF website.

Hannibal Locks & Dam (Pittsburgh District)

Willow Island Locks and Dam (Huntington District)

A $2,247.055 grant was provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft through their Cooperative Boating Access Facilities Grant Program to build this facility.

GPS coordinates for this site are: 39 degrees, 28' 1.56" N, 81 degrees, 6' 57.599' W

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round 24 hours a day unless Ohio River levels exceed safe limits.
Reservations: None needed.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: Free site provided under agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.

General Information

Accessibility:

Construction is fully compliant under the Architectural Barriers Act.


Directions:

From Marietta: Drive 7 miles north on State Hwy 7 (Ohio River Scenic Byway). The facility is located on the right less than 2 miles miles beyond Frontier Middle & High School. 


Parking:

Includes 70 parking spaces for trucks and trailers plus additional parking for cars.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

River and Stream Fishing

The Frontier Boat Launch provides boating access to the Ohio River in Washington County. It is located north of Marietta on State Route 7 along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. The 6 acre site includes 70 parking spaces for trucks and trailers plus additional parking for cars. There ramp is wide enough that two vehicles can launch a boat at one time. The parking area is open all night seven days a week, so overnight parking of vehicles and trailers is allowed.

Status: Open
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day unless Ohio River levels exceed safe limits.

Boating - Motorized

The Frontier Boat Launch Facility opened May 26th, 2011. It is located in Washington County north of Marietta on State Route 7 along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. The 6-acre site includes 70 parking spaces for trucks and trailers plus additional parking for cars.

General Info:

Accessibility

Construction is fully compliant under the Architectural Barriers Act.


Directions

From Marietta: Drive 7 miles north on State Hwy 7 (Ohio River Scenic Byway). The facility is located on the right less than 2 miles miles beyond Frontier Middle & High School. 


Parking

Includes 70 parking spaces for trucks and trailers plus additional parking for cars.


Status: Open
Fees: No Fee
Hours of Operation: 24 hrs a day year-round unless Ohio River exceeds safe limits.
Rental info: None

Amenities

Parking: Lighted 70 boat and trailors plus car parking.
Toilets: Vault Toilets.
Accessible: Fully accessible for everyone.
Boat ramp: 24 foot wide for boaters up to 3 foot draft.
Drinking water: Fountain.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.4503

  Longitude : 
-81.129