McQuade Access

 harbor     water

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10.5 miles from the Duluth Harbor Entry Lat 46° 52.77 Lon 91° 55.15


Leaf patioMcQuade Access is a 3+ acre harbor where small craft can seek protection from storms. It has 4 protected ramps for safe boat launching and retrieval, tie-up docks, a park-like setting with walkways along the harbor, walkways and fishing structures on top of the breakwater, a pedestrian underpass beneath Scenic Highway 61, public restrooms, parking and public green space.

-View dedication remarks from Commissioner Mark Holsten.


 boardwalk         docks at McQuade

Services available

  • A three-acre harbor where small craft can seek protection from storms
  • 4 ramps for boat launching and retrieval
  • Kayak launch ramp
  • Make ready docks
  • Parking: 54 car/trailer spaces, 23 car-only spaces
  • Public restrooms
  • Public space with walkways and benches
  • Tunnel clearance 14' 6"
  • Shore fishing from three platforms, one is accessible
  • Solar collector panels to help provide power for the site, with excess power fed back to the local power grid
  • Pedestrian tunnel
  • Nearby restaurants and lodging