Boat Launch


Public Access to the St. Croix River

Our launch ramp is OPEN to the public, however:

  • We are allowing (3) boats on each side of the launch ramp at a time.  Attendants will direct all launches.
  • Insert cash payment in provided envelope in the black payment box on the launch ramp railing if launching prior to 8:00 AM or after 9:00 PM. During business hours launches are paid in the gas dock or to an attendant at top of the launch ramp.

Windmill Marina offers a full-service public launch ramp. The launch was significantly improved in 1996. Ride service is provided to and from your vehicle on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Launch Prices

Monday-Friday 24′ & Under


Monday-Friday 25′ & Over


Weekends/Holidays 24′ & Under


Weekends/Holidays 25′ & Over


Guest car parking is $6 per day.

Transports and Oversized Boats (over 9 feet wide)

30-35′ Pay Each Way


36′ and Over Pay Each Way



Gas Dock

Along with the launch ramp is a full service gas dock where an attendant is on duty seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the summer season. The gas dock offers pump-out, 87 and 91 octane gasoline, oil, ice, batteries, and other nautical items.

Live Bait

NO BAIT SALES AT THIS TIME.  Live bait is available in the store on the gas dock. We offer night crawlers and minnows, along with refreshments and snacks.