Discover Lake Wylie boat ramps and public water access near you.
Whether you’re interested in fishing, tubing/skiing – or simply cruising on the water, the townships around Lake Wylie offer multiple places to launch your boat.
Here we have highlighted the public boat ramps on Lake Wylie – from Charlotte to Belmont to Rock Hill, and every place in between.
Use the custom map and quickly zoom/locate your nearest ramp, or scroll below for a detailed list of all ramps.
For your convenience we’ve added insider descriptions and amenities & features of each ramp. The list also includes a few bonus locations – access areas for kayak/canoes or fishing only.
Happy boating on Lake Wylie!
Buster Boyd Bridge – Lake Wylie’s most visited boat ramp is at the Buster Boyd Bridge and Lake Wylie Marina (Hall Marina/MarineMax). Fishing tournaments are routinely held from this location, central along Lake Wylie’s main channel. Restaurants, service stations and retail are within walking distance. Papa Doc’s waterfront restaurant is right next door. Activity is high during peak days/seasons.
Address: 300 Blucher Circle, Lake Wylie SC 29710
Features: Boat ramps, courtesy dock, fishing, restrooms, parking
Allison Creek boat ramp – The Allison Creek peninsula and tributaries are a favorite among Lake Wylie enthusiasts and fishermen. This is generally a quiet area of the lake. An easy spot to put in and take out. Bonus: the fishing pier is in a quiet location, set away from the boat ramp.
Address: 2499 Viesta Road, York SC 29745
Features: Boat ramps, courtesy dock, fishing pier, parking
Ebenezer Park boat ramp – Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill, SC features a number of attractions. In addition to lake access and a dedicated swim beach, there are campgrounds, sports courts, shelters, picnic tables and more. A number of destination spots on Lake Wylie are a short boat ride from this ramp: the Lake Wylie Dam, Allison Creek sandbar & Goat Island Rock Hill are all nearby.
Address: 4490 Boatshore Road, Rock Hill SC 29732 | Tele# 803-366-6620
Features: Boat ramps, courtesy dock, camping, swimming, playground, restrooms, shelters, more.
Catawba River, Lake Wylie Dam access – Just below the Lake Wylie Dam is an excellent personal water craft (PWC) boat launch – a great spot to kayak, canoe, tube, etc. Fishing is popular here too. Views of the dam make this a unique location. Visit in the evenings to watch the sun set over the dam, or paddle downstream to Riverwalk and the Pump House restaurant.
Address: 2541 New Gray Rock Road, Fort Mill SC 29708
Features: Kayak/canoe ramp, fishing, hiking trail, parking
Nivens Creek Landing – One of only two public ramps on the eastern side of Lake Wylie, Nivens Creek boat ramp offers a place to put-in, take-out and not much else. There is a small, undeveloped shoreline for fishing. The location is compact & parking is problematic during peak hours. This access is most convenient for boaters from Tega Cay, Fort Mill SC and other points east.
Address: 898 Nivens Landing Drive, Tega Cay SC 29708
Features: Boat ramp, courtesy dock, parking
Copperhead Island Boat Ramp – The only Lake Wylie boat ramp on the Charlotte NC side. This location, situated near the main channel, is very popular. A total of 4 boat ramps, plus multiple parking lots can typically handle peak activity. Copperhead Island Park attractions make this a great spot for both boating and other waterfront recreation.
Address: 15200 Soldier Road, Charlotte NC 28278 | Tele# 980-314-2267
Features: Boat ramps, fishing piers, trails, picnic shelter, restrooms, beach volleyball, more.
South Point access area – Perhaps the largest Lake Wylie boat ramp is located in Belmont NC. South Point boat ramp features a total of 6 ramps and ample parking. While there are not many amenities onsite, this location is right along the main channel and convenient to much of Belmont, Gastonia and other Gaston County locations. Some of the best fishing on Lake Wylie is nearby.
Address: 100 Boat Launch Road, Belmont NC 28102
Features: Boat ramps, courtesy docks, parking
Kevin Loftin Park access – A minor access area in Belmont NC, the Kevin Loftin boat ramp is one of the less-frequented ramps on the lake. However, the nearby playground, picnic shelter, fishing pier and other amenities make this a hidden gem.
Address: 7308 Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont NC 28012
Features: Boat ramps, day docks, fishing pier, playground, shelters, restrooms
Mt Holly Boat Landing/Dutchman Creek – It may be a stretch to call this a Lake Wylie boat ramp. Located along Lake Wylie’s most northern reaches, many locals refer to this section as simply the Catawba River. Only PWC are allowed, but an adventurous kayaker could conceivably paddle south to Lake Wylie’s main channel.
Address: 725 Elm Ave, Mt Holly NC 28120
Features: Kayak/canoe launch, parking
Allen Fishing access area – An extra addition to the list, Allen access is also known as ‘The Hot Hole’. While there are no boat ramps at the location, it is a popular public spot for fishing with piers and restrooms.
Address: 425 The Hot Hole Road, Belmont NC 28012
Features: Fishing piers, restrooms, parking