Lake Superior Boat Launch in Town of Clover

  • You may purchase your parking pass here (a convenience fee has been added). Print this receipt and leave it on the dash of your car. Annual passes will be mailed to you. If you prefer, print this and mail it to the Treasurer with your check for $40.00 to: Iva Morelli, Treasurer, Town of Clover, 87310 Old School Road,, Herbster, WI 54844.
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18290 Bark Point Road -- Herbster, WI 54844


Located five miles from Herbster, WI on Bark Point Road, the Town of Clover boat launch provides access to Lake Superior for sport fishing and pleasure craft. Commercial use of this
facility is strictly prohibited.

Bark Bay is known for its great sailing and fishing. Beyond Bark Bay are public beaches in Herbster and to the east in Cornucopia and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore gateway at Meyers Beach.

The Town of Clover boat launch is a day-use facility only. Watercraft may not be left unattended at the boat launch pier and may not be moored overnight. Use of the boat launch
requires the purchase of a parking permit (see below). Overnight parking is not permitted.

Season permits are available at a very reasonable cost. See Permits and Licenses tab for a printable registration form and more information on an Annual Bark Bay Landing and Parking Permit. Or for a daily permit, pay right at the launch.

$5.00 per day or $40.00 per year.


  • First-Class Boat Launch
  • Easy Access
  • Convenient Parking
  • Located on Bark Bay
  • Only 5 miles from Herbster


The Friends of the Bark Point Boat Ramp are looking for donations to make needed improvements. One such improvement is the construction of a new safer walkway. Plus, we are looking to improve the boat ramp, to keep sand from filling it in every year. Any monies donated will go into a fund for the Bark Point Boat Landing, for present and future projects.

If you would like to contribute, we invite you to join us as a team in supporting the continued use of the Bark Point Landing. Please make your check payable to the Town of Clover, in the memo area please note "Bark Point Boat Landing." Mail your contribution to the Town of Clover, P.O. Box 94, Herbster, WI 54844.

You can look on this website for one of the improvement projects taking place.

Your contribution is tax deductible. If you have any questions, you can contact us at (715) 774-3780, or one of the Boat Landing Committee members: Mark Pope, Dale Paulson, Jim Reha and Stan Samuels.

Thank you for your consideration with this fundraising effort.


Sincerely,  The Friends of the Bark Point Boat Landing




Thursday, June 3, 2022

Sending the railing for the dock to the powder coating place.

Friday, August 6, 2021

The remainder of the walkway was installed yesterday. Randy Schultz came with his machine to help Jim Reha, Will Wiethoff and Tick Whytsell were all there to help.

Next project is to fix the steps and handrail down to the walkway. Dale Paulson is going to clear a tree that blew over, check the dock over and move the emergency fire sign to a better location.


Jim Reha donated the fence posts and Les Luoma donated the beautiful old hemp rope to block off people parking or driving toward the beach. Tim Herstein, Erik Felt and Will Wiethoff installed the posts and rope.


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Project is coming along nicely!

Many thanks to Gail Reha and Dale Paulson who hand shoveled the sand off of the dock so that we can all walk on it again and enjoy it! What a labor of love.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

More pictures will be added as work progresses so check back. (Photos courtesy of Gail Reha.)

The man in the water with the waders is Dale Paulson and he is marking water depth. A special thanks to David Wilcox who is operating the excavator and Rocky Tribovich who loaned us the excavator. Jim Reha is in the tan Carhartt jacket. Dale Fuller stopped by and has the reflective jacket on and Will Wiethoff is in the dark hoodie.  



Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Jim Reha and Dale Paulson were there. Tim Herstein pitched in and helped with brush and more dock cleanup. The town crew were running the town trucks and Dale Fuller was helping run the town backhoe. David Wilcox was running the excavator again. (Photos courtesy of Gail Reha.)





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