Tinker Creek Canoe Launch

Tinker Creek Canoe Launch Sign

Location & 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 

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

For emergencies dial 911.


Amenities at the Tinker Creek Canoe Launch site include: 

  • Canoe rack
  • Concrete boat ramp
  • Informational kiosk
  • Paved parking lot with handicapped spaces available
  • Picnic area

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.