Located at 1355 Black River Parkway in Lorain, the Black River Wharf Boat Launch is the perfect destination for boating, fishing and kayaking! A quick jaunt from the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway Avenue, the boat launch offers kayak rentals and fishing and camping supplies via Grumpy’s Bait Bucket.
Despite his name, Grumpy actually isn’t so grumpy. He and his dog Rudy enjoy greeting and talking with the boaters, fishermen and paddlers who frequent his shop. The large parking lot (170 spaces) provides adequate room for larger trucks hauling boats and gear.
In addition to beautiful views of the Black River, the boat launch also features a sizable pavilion with several picnic tables, which is ideal for a lunch near the waterfront. Kayak rentals are $10 an hour for a single kayak and $15 for canoe and double kayak rentals. If you have your own, just $2 to launch!
For more information, call 440-244-5370.