DonP, May 17, 2011. Docks: None Rent a watercraft or take a boat. The club was founded in 1959 and serves as a vibrant venue for 200 member families. Route 136 to Compo Road, take first right to launch. Saugatuck River, runs from the Long Island Sound up into the town of Westport and beyond, until it trickles out. Saugatuck River State Boat Launch - 14 Saxon Lane, Westport, CT, 6880 Savin Rock Conference Center - 6 Rock Street, West Haven, CT, 6516 Saybrook Point Inn & Marina - 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, CT, 6475 No docks. May 17 , 2011 #1 . Drive Times: Saugatuck - 10 minutes, Holland - 20 minutes, South Haven - 25 minutes, Grand Rapids - 45 minutes. 269-355-3395 However, high tide makes a very nice hour or two paddling. There were plenty of parking spaces, and it was very easy to get into the water. No waterskiing or surf-boarding in any channel. Saugatuck River Boat Launch. In addition, Connecticut Marine Services is a licensed vendor operating a launch service to boats moored in the mouth of the Saugatuck River. To get there, we had to pass the Bridge Street Bridge, which was built in 1882 and is the oldest surviving moveable bridge in Connecticut. DIRECTIONS: *Map on Facebook page* Hacklander Boat Launch (130th Ave & 63rd ST Saugatuck Township - Turn North on 63rd, Gravel Road to River.) Open year round. Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club is located at the mouth of the Saugatuck River in Westport, Connecticut. Access road and parking lot are paved. E.R. We entered the river from a state-owned public boat launch under the I-95 bridge. If you want to take out your kayak before reaching the busy Sound, use the Saugatuck River Boat Launch (ct.gov) or the access point north of the State Highway 1 Bridge. The fleet is nearly equally divided between sail and power. Regulations: Saugatuck River, Bermuda Lagoon, Shorehaven Marsh, harbors, and congested areas – 5 MPH limit. Very peaceful cruise, since you can't go fast. The Douglas city launch which is viewable from the I196 bridge over the river... this one I am not sure about... have not launched there in a long time. Marina has restroom facilities and boat launch ramp. Our basin is home port to 160 boats each having its own slip with power and water service. Route 136 to Compo Road, take first right to launch. Concrete slab ramp. Call today for Reservations! Lots of birds and one can actually get out of the kayak in midtown (lock your boat) for a coffee at nearby Starbucks. Saugatuck River Boat Launch Type: Trailered Season: Year round Directions: Under I-95 on the east side of river. Location: Under I-95 on the east side of river. Saugatuck River Westport Not to sca p Legend Access Road Parking Area Ramp Tu rning Area Concrete Slab Paved Handicapped Toilet No disability access. Strait Marina Office: (203) 341-1190 / VHF 11 Chemical toilets in season. Must call to schedule, no walk ups available. The river was fun to boat on, lots to see like nature, fish, houses, and much more. It connects to Lake Michigan. The river is tidal, and not very comfortable at low tide. "Preliminary information indicates the vehicle entered the river from the State Boat Launch off of Elaine Road," wrote Westport Police Lt. David Farrell in … Saugatuck and Holland Boat Launches Discussion in 'Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports' started by LongLines, May 17, 2011. Trailered.