Boat Launch History


In 2000, the Borough of Steelton acquired a parcel of land along the Susquehanna River. A conceptual master development plan was prepared for the boat dock, launch and landing area, stabilized access, parking lot, clubhouse with observation decking, fishing pier, pedestrian pathways, and site lighting and landscaping. Access and long-term lease agreements between the Borough, International Steel Group (ISG), and the Harrisburg International Airport were signed.

The Susquehanna River Boat Launch and Park Project will provide much needed additional recreational opportunities for citizens in the Steelton area by adding 3 acres of new park space to the Steelton Parks and Recreation System. It will also provide a recreational place to host company events, family reunions, and offer rest options for boaters We hope that the construction of the Boat Launch and Park will provide new and different recreational experiences for Steelton area residents. Recreational boating has not been a very common activity for most Steelton residents because ISG has retained ownership of all points of access to the river since 1972.

Steelton Borough has commissioned its residents, business owners, civic and social leaders, government and planning commission to participate in the revitalization efforts that will ultimately impact the entire community.

The Steelton Boat Dock is area is available to all residents at no cost.

Launch Permits


The following permits and fees are for any resident or non-resident who would like to utilize the Steelton Boat Launch to launch their boat.

  • Residents and Non-Residents: $45.00/year
  • One Day Launch Fee: $5.00
  • Permit Stickers: $1.00/each minimum of three

Membership Applications and Information

2017 Boat Launch Permit Application

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