Paddle the Mississippi River and explore the shores of Mississippi Lake.
Getting on the water is easy in Carleton Place with several docks and public boat launches. Enjoy our watery playgrounds the river and the lake.
Public Boat Launch
A public boat launch is available at the west end of Lake Avenue.
2016 Fees are as follows (Prices are subject to change in 2017):
- Single day: $8.00
- Season pass (resident of Carleton Place): $45.00
- Season pass (non-resident): $85.00
- Season passes can be purchased at the Town Hall, 175 Bridge St.
Town Hall is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Single day passes can be purchased at the boat launch.
The Town has docking at Riverside Park, near the Lake Avenue West boat launch. There is also a municipal dock located off the public parking area across from the Town Hall on Bridge Street. There is also a small dock at Centennial Park for recreational canoe/kayak usage.
The Launch Site: Centennial Park at the river.
The Paddle: Follow up river to lake and around shorelines. Downriver to bridge and public dock for downtown shopping and food.
Watch For: Carleton Place Canoe Club across from park. Oldest racing canoe club in Canada. Wildlife in bays and wetland shores. Two creeks to explore on north side of lake. Bass spawning beds on south shore. Lake is choppy when windy.
Canoe & Kayak
Lanark County has produced a map with that highlights great canoe and kayak opportunities within the County.