Fall River Boat Ramps
The Fall River Harbormaster manages the boat ramps at Bicentennial Park, Dave's Beach (south Watuppa), and Cook Pond. The Fall River Harbor Ordinance provides for the collection of a fee for the use of the boating access ramps managed by the Fall River Harbormaster Department. The launching of any boat, including cartop watercraft requires that a fee be paid. Users may pay a daily fee at the ramp, or purchase an annual permit in advance. Failure to pay the ramp fee may result in a daily fine of $50 and suspension of ramp privileges in Fall River. Boaters using the ramps can either pay a daily fee at the ramp, or purchase a seasonal permit that is good at all Fall River city operated boat ramps.
Daily Season Permit
Personal Use: $5.00 $60.00
Commercial: $30.00 $250.00
*Commercial rate applies to all commercial boat haulers, not commercial fisherman, commercial work boats, etc.
5/1/2020- Government Center is closed to the public. You can still purchase Boat Ramp Permts.
There are several ways to purchase Seasonal Boat Ramp Passes.
1) Print out the form below and mail it to the Traffic Dept. at the address on the form. They will mail a pass.
2) Fill out the envelope at the boat ramp box, and circle "$60.00 Season Pass" at the top. Include your payment, (checks are payable to "City of Fall River".) Put the envelope in the collection box. Put the yellow tag on your dashboard for the day. We will mail you a pass very quickly.
Click here for Season Boat Ramp Pass 2020
For more information, please call the Harbormaster office at 508-207-7730