We at the Quabbin Reservoir in MA just started allowing kayaks for fishing at a couple of our locations. Being a drinking water reservoir, approval is conditioned on zero water contact. That means no wading, not even ankle deep.
I know it sounds ludicrous to prohibit wading in up to your ankles, but it starts there, then people are in up to their knees, then they're "accidentally" falling over on hot days, etc. etc.
So my idea is to have a raised area, like a sidewalk, sloping into the water. That way, folks with nice shiny composite boats will have an alternative to monkey-knuckling down the concrete boat ramp. Has anyone seen any sort of formal kayak launch structures? your input will be a great help.
BTW, it's a nice place to paddle, about 4 miles long with lots of coves to explore. BUT it costs $4.50 to park and another $5 if you don't have a fishing license.