Shelter Cove Boat Ramp

Shelter Cove Boat Ramp at High Tide

The Boat Ramp in Shelter Cove is used to launch both sport and commercial fishing vessels. At high tide, the ramp is almost steep enough for most trucks and trailers to launch, however that does not last.

The Boat Ramp at LowTide

At most other tides, only the smallest boats can be launched and retrieved without the tractor service safely. Self launching usually also requires a variety of methods like third wheels and ropes for retrieval.

Moving Rubble and Debris

Large swells and stormy conditions bring in a variety of debris including rocks rubble sand and logs of all sizes. This makes launching more difficult, especially for self launchers. The occasional maintenance is often a losing battle and rarely lasts long.

Two Days Later

Without a tractor service there would be very few people able or willing to try and launch their boats here at Shelter Cove. The Tractor Service is what keeps the beach accessible to vehicles.

July 3, 2020, Three Tractors Retrieving Boats. There were 42 Boats Launched and Retrieved.

The Boat Launch Area is the Entire Concrete, From the Jetty to the end of the concrete and back. NOT A PARKING LOT. We ask that you KEEP THE CONCRETE AREA CLEAR, NO PARKING. With being a Boat Launch Facility, we need access to launch and retrieve boats. Please and Thank you for your cooperation.

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