Canoe launch. Until further notice, parking is not allowed anywhere along Riverfront Drive or in Riverfront Park (where Kerper’s Landing is located), but you can drop off or pick up your boat & gear along Riverfront Drive if you stay with your vehicle during drop-off/pickup. Ample street parking is available on 2nd Street, 0.3-mile east of the landing. NOTE: The shortest walk between 2nd Street and Kerper’s Landing is via Spruce Street and a footpath between the Penske Trucking and Reading Roofing properties (see map). Riverfront Park also includes a picnic pavilion, Schuylkill River Trail connection, historical interpretive signage, and Information Center in adjacent Reading Area Community College (RACC).
To locate launch in park, see map above or follow GPS coordinates below:
Street Access: 40.330604,-75.937566
River Access: 40.330664,-75.938436
Owner: City of Reading
Services: Groceries, restaurants, lodging, and more in downtown Reading (0.6-mile+ northeast) and West Reading (1.0 mile+ northwest across river).