Black River Park & Boat Launch

Black River Park, located where the Black River bends just east of downtown South Haven, offers 60 marina slips from 24 to 30 feet for seasonal and transient use. The marina is adjacent to Black River Park Boat Launch. With its ten launch ramps, plenty of trailer parking and a fish cleaning station, Black River Park is a hub for big lake fisherman. Facilities include bathrooms, picnic areas, and picnic areas with grills. With its central location allowing you a quick in and out, you'll be enjoying Lake Michigan in no time. Seasonal and daily launch fees are available, as well as a few transient boat docks that can be rented on a daily basis. Also at Black River Park is a launch site for non-motorized watercraft, such as kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. The Kal-Haven trail, which follows the Black River for some distance, is just a short walk away and offers a scenic, picturesque walking (or biking)  tour of South Haven's countryside, complete with berry fields, native wildlife, and serene vistas.

Pyle's Porthole, a fisherman's paradise, sits at the entry to the Black River Park and has everything an angler needs, from licenses, bait, and a fine selection of fishing gear, to refreshments for the day and much more.


Black River Park & Boat Launch - Marina Details


  • Restroom Facilities
  • Picnic Tables & Grills
  • 10 Launch Ramps
  • Parking