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Tinker Creek Canoe Launch Revised
Tinker Creek Canoe Launch

Location and Hours
The Tinker Creek Canoe Launch is located at 801 3rd Street, Vinton, across from the Vinton Public Works Department.  It is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, weather and water conditions permitting.

Launch Site Watercraft Rules
  1. Open sunrise to sunset.
  2. Small watercraft only, such as canoes and kayaks.
  3. Lifejackets required.
  4. No alcohol or drugs.
  5. Carry in; carry out.
  6. Obey all state boating regulations.
  7. Use at your own risk, assuming all liability.
  8. Use only when water conditions are safe.
  9. Put in and take out only in designated areas. Stay off private properties.
  10. No swimming, wading, fishing at the launch site.
  11. Report any concerns to:
    540-983-0601 during normal business hours
    540-562-3265 after normal business hours


Amenities at the Tinker Creek Canoe Launch site include:
  • Paved parking lot with handicapped spaces available
  • Concrete boat ramp
  • Canoe rack
  • Picnic area
  • Informational kiosk

Thanks to our Partners
Special thanks to our partners in this project:  Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Appalachian Power, and Eagle Scout candidate, Jack Cranwell.  Without the support of our partners, this project would not have been possible.

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