Lorain Harbor

Lorain Port Authority
611 Broadway Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Lorain Impoundment Lakeside Landing (Coastal Access) webpage
City of Lorain Public Boat Ramp (Coastal Access) webpage
City of Lorain Public Fishing Pier (Coastal Access) webpage

Also, see Black River Mouth Important Bird Area

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Lorain County

Black River Landing
Coordinates: 41.4689019, -82.1745006
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Black River Wharf Boat Launch
Coordinates: 41.4609884, -82.1647203
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Black River, Lorain
Coordinates: 41.4676052, -82.1720052
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Lorain Harbor–Boat Ramp Hotwaters
Coordinates: 41.471718, -82.188195
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Lorain Harbor–Breakwalls
Coordinates: 41.4804992, -82.1911347
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Lorain Harbor–Fishing Pier
Coordinates: 41.4721039, -82.1842575
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Lorain Impoundment Lakeside Landing
Coordinates: 41.4759174, -82.1756744
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Spitzer Riverside Marina
Coordinates: 41.4673244, -82.1684861
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About Lorain Harbor
Tips for birding Lorain Harbor
From Ohio Ornithological Society website
From Lake Erie Birding Trail website

About Lorain Harbor
Lorain Harbor reaches its peak as a birding hotspot from November until ice-up of the harbor and adjacent Lake Erie, which usually occurs in late December or January. Thousands of Bonaparte’s Gulls mass in the harbor, often accompanied by much rarer gulls. Likewise, scores of Ring-billed and Herring gulls gather. Good numbers of waterfowl often loaf in the harbor and staggering numbers of Red-breasted Mergansers can be seen passing by on Lake Erie.

The spoil impoundment just east of the harbor’s east pier can be good for songbirds in migration. The willows lure many species of warblers, flycatchers, and other species, and oddities such as Barn Owl can even turn up. The dense stands of giant reed (Phragmites) and smartweeds sometimes host large numbers of sparrows of several species in October. Conditions change from year to year, but if mudflats are present nearly every regularly occurring species of shorebird can turn up.
From Lake Erie Birding Trail website

The city of Lorain’s nearly 2-acre Public Boat Ramp provides six ramps and three parking lots for direct Lake Erie boating access. Entrance to the site is north of the Oberlin Avenue and First Street intersection with one-way traffic directed to exit on the drive and parking lot along First Street near the Hamilton Avenue intersection.

This site is Lorain’s oldest boat launch and is locally known as “Hot Waters” because of its location between a power plant’s warm water discharge on the west and the former ore docks to the east (now the Lorain Public Fishing Pier access site).
From City of Lorain Public Boat Ramp (Coastal Access) webpage

Restrooms at Boat Ramp (during boating season) and Black River Landing (portable toilets).