Marina Cove Boat Ramp

Marina Cove Boat Ramp


Marina Cove Boat Ramp has two lanes.

Parking is available for approx. 7 non-tow vehicles and 57 vehicles with trailers attached in the paved lots. Additional parking is available in two gravel overflow lots for approx. 40 vehicles with trailers.


Marina Cove Boat Ramp has a courtesy dock in place seasonally as conditions allow.

Marina Cove Boat Ramp is closed at elevation 780 feet or over.

Lake Level

To find the daily lake level and dam outflow go to or call 641-828-7522 or 641-628-8690.


Day-Use Fees

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed boat ramps such as South Overlook, Marina Cove, Whitebreast, and Howell Station Landing ramps all require payment of a daily use fee of $5.00 unless posted otherwise.


Registered campers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds are not required to pay day-use fees at beaches or boat ramps if displaying a camping pass found at campground fee booths.


Annual Pass

Purchasing an Annual Pass permits a visitor to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed swimming beaches and boat ramps without further charge for one year.


Annual Passes can be purchased for $40.00 at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campground fee booths or the Lake Red Rock Project Office.



Golden Age/Access and America the Beautiful Senior/Access card holders may use beaches and boat ramps free of charge.