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Boat Washing Stations

New York State Marinas/Boat Repair Businesses Providing Boat Cleaning Services

Man power washing a boat.

DEC regulations prohibit the launching of undrained boats, or boats and trailers with visible plant and animal material attached to them at any DEC boat launch facility. Additional county or town ordinances prohibiting the transport of aquatic invasive species are in place in many areas. To ensure that your boat does not spread aquatic invasive species and is in compliance with these laws and regulations, please make sure that your boat and trailer is cleaned of attached plants and animals prior to leaving your home. All water-holding compartments should also be completely drained.

Boaters operating on waters containing zebra or quagga mussels, particularly those keeping their boats on these waters, should check their boat hulls for mussels before boating on another water body. Zebra and quagga mussels can be difficult to remove from a boat hull, with large concentrations best removed with a pressure washer. Juvenile zebra mussels may be difficult to see on a boat hull, but can be detected by running your hand along the boat hull. If the hull feels rough like sandpaper, it may indicate the presence of zebra mussels.

Places to wash your boat

The vendors listed below have indicated that they provide boat cleaning services. It is always wise to call ahead to confirm the availability of this service.

Albany

  • Capital District Marina - 17 Jackson Ave, Cohoes - (518) 237-3442

Amsterdam

  • Alpin Haus - 4850 Route 30 N - (518) 843-4400

Baldwinsville

  • Coopers Marina Inc. - 2302 W. Genesee Rd. - (315) 635-7371

Bridgeport

  • Fish Bay Boats and Marina - 302 Barrett Lane - (315) 633-9657
  • Gagnon's Marine Services - 548 NY-31 - (315) 633-0383

Canandaigua

  • German Brothers - 3907 County Road 16 - (585) 394-4000
  • Sutters - 808 S. Main Street - (585) 394-0918
  • Canandaigua Marine Repair - 2422 State Route 21 - (585) 739-4857

Clay

  • Pirate's Cove Marina - 9170 Horseshoe Island Road - (315) 695-3901

Crown Point

  • Crown Point Car Wash - 2738 Main Street - (518) 597-4224

Deposit

  • Warner Enterprises - 609 Main Street - (607) 725-3783 or (607) 349-5105

Downsville

  • Al's Sport Shop - 6964 River Road - (607) 363-7740

Endicott

  • Hanafin Marine - 6352 Rt. 17C - (607) 757-0425

Fulton Chain of Lakes

  • Adirondack Mountain Sports - 12822 Route 28 - (315) 392-3113
  • Clark's Marina - Route 28 Fourth Lake, Inlet
  • Old Forge Glass and Car Wash - 2926 Main St., Old Forge - (315) 369-3435

Great Sacandaga Lake

  • Edinburgh Marina - 140 North Shore Road, Edinburgh - (518) 863-8398
  • Northampton Marina - 284 Houseman Street, Mayfield - (518) 863-8127

Hancock

  • Outdoor Adventure Recreational Services - 951 Cadosia Road - (607) 637-5688

Lake George

  • Lake George Inspection Station - Transfer Road, Lake George
  • Dunham's Bay Marina - 2036 Bay Road, Queensbury - (518) 798-1718
  • Huletts Landing Marina - 6065 Lakeside Way, Huletts Landing - (518) 499-0801
  • Norowal Marina - 21 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing - (518) 644-3741

Lansing

  • Finger Lakes Marine Services, Inc. - 44 Marina Road - (607) 533-4422

Long Lake

  • Long Lake Marina - Rt. 30, Long Lake - (518) 624-2266

Loon Lake

  • Route 8 - immediately west of Loon Lake Beach

Marietta

  • Otisco Valley Campgrounds and Marina - (315) 636-9925

Paul Smiths

  • Keese Mill Road

Piseco

  • Common School on State Route 8 - 1 miles southeast of Piseco

Plattsburgh

  • Washland Car Wash - 310 Margaret Street - (518) 563-9274
  • Nu Way Car Wash - 269 Margaret Street - (518) 563-1850

Rochester

  • Perfection Automotive Detailing - 144 Railroad Street - (585) 370-4539
  • Todd's Automotive - Marine World - 1640 Lyell Ave - (585) 254-4710

Saranac

  • Country Store and Sunoco Gas Station - 3346 State Route 3

Saranac Lake

  • Fogerty's Lake Flower Marina - 260 Lake Flower Ave - (518) 891-2340
  • Saranac Lake Marina - 4901 Route 3 - (518) 891-2060

Saratoga Lake

  • South Shore Marina - 113 Rt. 9P, Malta - (518) 584-9125
  • Fish Creek Marina - 251 Stafford Bridge Road, Saratoga Springs - (518) 584-1901
  • Marine Park, 1485 State Route 9P, Saratoga Springs

Sidney Center

  • Backus Farms - 7377 Co. Hwy 27 - (607) 865-6639

South Colton

  • State Route 56 Truck Inspection Pull-off - 2 miles south of South Colton

Star Lake

  • State Route 3 Pull-off, State Route 3 - 2 miles east of Star Lake

Schroon Lake

  • Schroon Lake Marina - 31 Marina Road - (518) 532-7884

Speculator

  • State Route 8/30 Pull-off, State Route 8 - 0.5 miles east of Speculator

Thendara

  • State Route 28 pulloff, State Route 28 - 4.5 miles southwest of Old Forge

Ticonderoga

  • Treadway Car Wash - 1203 NYS Route 9N - (518) 585-2103

Tupper Lake

  • State Route 30 Pull-off, State Route 30 - 2.5 miles southwest of Tupper Lake

Walton

  • Chamberlain Brook Boat Washing - 1724 Chamberlain Brook Road - (607) 865-7801

Webster

  • M&M Lakeside Marine, Inc. - 639 Phillips Road - (585) 265-3333

Vendors: If you are a vendor and would like to be added to or removed from this list, please e-mail fwfish@dec.ny.gov with your name, address and phone number. Be sure to put Boat Washing Services in the subject line.