Ferry Beach Boat Launch


Seasonal Rate$20.00 (R)$40.00 (NR)
Daily Rate$5.00 (R)$8.00 (NR)
Commercial*$1,200 (R)$1,500 (NR)
10 punch (any commercial-limit one)$500 (R)$750 (NR)

*Resident commercial rate for business with a City of Charlevoix tax bill in the name of the business. 


There is no overnight parking available. Single vehicle parking is not permitted in this lot. Do not leave detached trailers in the parking lot. Parking tickets will be issued to violators. Incoming boats have the right-of-way. Please be courteous and have your boat ready before launching.

Contact Information & Hours

The boat launch is accessible 24/7. A day attendant will man the boat launch 7 days a week. Attendant hours may vary. You may contact the boat launch at 231-675-6656.

Fish Cleaning Station

There is a fish cleaning station available. It is located near the entrance of the boat launch. Dumping of household refuge is prohibited.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I purchase a permit?

Seasonal, daily and commercial permits can be purchased at the boat launch attendant station. Please have your driver's license and vehicle/trailer plate number available at time of purchase. 

How do I purchase a permit after hours?

Launch fees must be paid whether an attendant is on site or not. Permits can be purchased after hours at the boat launch attendant station. There are envelopes available outside of the boat launch attendant station next to the available drop box. Please fill out the envelope completely and deposit your payment into the drop box. These fees are used to maintain the launch site, facilities and docks.

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