McCook Lake Boat Launch Gate
597 Lakeshore Drive
Operated by the City of North Sioux City, the boat launch is located off Lakeshore Drive between Exits 2 and 4. A launch pass is required to use the City's launch site. For your convenience, a paystation is located at the ramp.
To use the boat launch, you must have a debit or credit card, and the payment card acts as your "key card" to enter and exit. Permit receipt will print and must be placed face up on the driver's side dashboard.
Boat Launch Fees
To pay, drivers will need to exit their vehicle to reach the paystation. Once payment has been secured, the gate will stay open long enough to accommodate the vehicle and trailer.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover
$30, valid for one year from purchase date
Annual passes must use their your "key card" (same debit or credit card from the original purchase) to enter and exit on all subsequent visits.
Payments will be used to offset the costs for the ramp, dock and general maintenance.
Your watercraft must be ready to launch before you enter the launch area. Only one vehicle at a time is allowed.
Paystation available 24 hours, between March 1 and December 1
During business week: 605-232-4276
Weekend Assistance: 605-232-4301
Rules Link as outlined by the McCook Lake Association