Motorized Boating

There are four public boat ramps on the Lower Raritan, and an additional floating dock complex at Boyd Park in New Brunswick.

Sayreville Boat Dock, River Road, Sayreville — a municipal boat launch and floating dock with ample parking for cars and boat trailers. The facility features paved strolling, seating and observation areas, and modest park facilities overlooking the ramp and river. A boat ramp permit is required by all users (resident and non-resident).

Edison Boat Basin, Meadow Road, Edison — a municipal fishing dock and boat ramp facility. Permit required to use a trailer on the ramp — apply at Edison Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison. 732-248-7200. Parking restrictions for trailers. Permit application:

Boyd Boat Ramp & New Brunswick Landing, Elmer B. Boyd Park, Route 18, New Brunswick. The park has a concrete boat ramp and parking lot adjacent to the Rutgers Boathouse. Upriver in the park is New Brunswick Landing — modular floating docks, available seasonally (June – Sept), daily after noon, and operated by Middlesex County Parks. The Landing is for mooring boats on the river only, no trailering facilities. No fee and no permit required to dock, but boaters must contact the dock attendant on VHF Channel 9 when approaching.

Donaldson Park Boat Ramp, end of Second Street, Highland Park. Middlesex County Parks Department, (732)-745-3900, owns and operates the park and dock. A season permit is required to launch any vessel from the ramp. Ample parking for trailers, restroom facilities in park. Permit application: River is tidal at this location.