Government Dock

Islanders have often referred to the Island Grove Wharf  as “The Government Dock”.  It is owned by the Township of Georgina and located on Lake Drive North (between Island Grove and East Point Marinas) at the end of Sheppard Ave.

The Island Grove Wharf is leased by the Snake Island Cottagers’ Association from the Town of Georgina.

Please note, Island Grove Wharf is a public dock and therefore we will not entertain complaints about

individuals fishing or otherwise enjoying the dock. Notwithstanding, this is a public dock for the temporary use and enjoyment of all.  Boaters are limited to use this dock for the purposes of TEMPORARY parking only. For example, to park a boat for a few hours, while in town doing shopping, or occasionally parking overnight. However, the Island Grove Wharf, is NOT to be used as a private boat slip (for example to park for the day by commuters).

In addition, please be advised that there is a seasonal maximum parking limit of 3 nights. Those 3 nights may be consecutive or separate, but no more than a total of 3 nights of overnight parking is permitted.

There are some boaters who have been using this wharf as their personal boat slip.  Beginning in 2017, with your help the wharf will be more closely monitored. Violators of these privileges run the risk of having their boat reported to the Ministry of Transport and/or towed at the owners expense.  If you suspect abuse of the Island Grove Wharf privileges kindly do the following:

  1. Take a photo(s) of the boat(s) as often as possible.
  2. Be sure your pictures include the entire boat, any identifying markers including boat registration numbers, motor, etc.
  3. Describe the alleged abuse.
    Email the photo(s) to as often as they are taken and include the dates the photos were taken.
  4. Please provide your name and contact information in the email, in the event we may have any questions for you.  Your personal information will be kept confidential and if/when confronting abuser(s) of the wharf, only your pictures dates and other relative information will be shared with the abuser(s).

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.