Permit changes in effect for La Crosse Boat Landings

West Copeland Boat Landing reopens

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The City of La Crosse is offering new ways for customers to pay for boat landing permits.

New in 2020, customers will now have the ability to pay for boat launch parking in a variety of ways and locations. Boat launch permitting is now per vehicle license plate, no stickers on trailers needed. All vehicles using the boat launch parking facilities must be registered with either a daily permit or a season permit.

Also new for 2020, boat launch parking facilities allow for overnight parking with a proper permit. Contact the La Crosse Parks Department for further information at 608-789-7533.

New pay stations located at all boat launch parking facilities will allow customers to pay for their daily or seasonal permits and can be made with a credit card or exact cash.

Boat Landing Locations

Veterans Freedom Park Boat Launch
1000 Boathouse Drive, La Crosse  |  Map
East Copeland Boat Launch (2 landings)
421 Clinton Street, La Crosse  |  Map
7th St Boat Launch
2300 South 7th Street, La Crosse  |  Map
Municipal Harbor Boat Launch
1500 Marco Drive, La Crosse  |  Map

Permits are also available to purchase in person or over the phone at La Crosse City Hall Parks & Recreations Office, the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, or the South Side Neighborhood Center.

Boat landing permit fees are as follows:

Per Vehicle Permit
Permit Fees
 City of La Crosse Resident Permit Fee (w/discount)
Season Permit $22 $15
Daily Permit* $7 $5
Veteran Season Permit** $10 Free

*Daily passes expire at Midnight on the date of purchase.
**Veteran Season Permits for City of La Crosse Resident Discounts are only available in person at La Crosse City Hall Parks & Recreation Office, the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, or the South Side Neighborhood Center.  If choosing this option, be sure to know the license plate for each vehicle being registered.