As of May 2, the Fort Maitland Park public boat ramp will be closed until the end of the year for park improvements. Please keep in mind that Dinky Dock Park boat ramp will have increased traffic during this time. Access further details at

Pay Your Boat Launch Fee

Please note: Boat launch and trailer parking are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Dinky Dock Park. If trailer parking spaces are full, parking will have to be secured offsite. The length of any boat to be launched or operated on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes must be less than 21 feet. No boat exceeding a width of 8 feet shall enter any canal. There is no fee for canoes, kayaks and paddleboards.

Sign Up For Lake Notifications

The Lakes Division manages and maintains all city lakes and waterways through aquatic weed control, access management, canal maintenance, and water quality monitoring. This division also performs shoreline permitting activities including boat dock and vegetation removal permits, and assists with stormwater management activities.

Contact Information

Joseph Cordell

Lakes Manager

Victoria Tabor

Administrative Coordinator

Our Vision

Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.