Need free access to the Ohio River?
This site provides access to the Willow Island pool on the Ohio River.
The U.S. Forest Service's Wayne National Forest and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Watercraft opened the site in 2011.
It's located on six-acres with 70 boat and trailer parking spaces, toilet facilities and its free and open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The ramp is wide enough that two vehicles can launch a boat at the same time. Overnight parking of vehicles and trailers is allowed.
This site is one of a few fully accessible boat launch facilities along this section of the Ohio River, demonstrating our commitment to providing accessible recreation facilities and programs.
Enjoy the Ohio River access. Most of all be safe. Boaters are encouraged to wear a life jacket while boating.
Boating safety information from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.