Phoenixville Access

Boat ramp (launch permit required). Parking for 40+. Porta-potty. Adjacent to Black Rock Sanctuary.

Road Access: 40.157771,-75.510474
River Access: 40.158665,-75.510930

Owner: Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC).

Black Rock Sanctuary
This former Schuylkill River Project impounding basin has been transformed into 119 acres of beautiful woodlands, wetlands, and meadows, all connected by a network of interpretive trails and pathways (“Plant World” self-guided trail station shown below). It provides a relaxing and educational sanctuary for its human visitors, a flyway stop for migrating birds, and a dam passage for American shad on their springtime spawning runs. For more information, visit:

Services: On and off Bridge Street in Phoenixville (2.1+ miles south)