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Boat Launch Sites for Yates County

DEC manages over 395 boating and fishing access facilities. We do our best to keep these sites clean and safe, but if you see something that is out of order or have a question or concern about a particular site, send a message to

Note: Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat.

  • Hard surface or concrete ramp--site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach launch--no float-off or float-on trailered boat capability. Sites will accommodate the approach to the water's edge of small and light trailered boats. Boat may then be pushed on or off trailer. Usually shallow areas.
  • Hand launch--no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.
  • Car top launch--For canoe/kayak launching. Limited parking available.
Yates County, DEC Region 8
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Guyanoga Creek Jerusalem On Route 54A in Hamlet of Branchport Hard surface ramp 6 cars and trailers Starry Stonewort DEC
Keuka Lake Jerusalem Keuka Lake State Park, Route 54A, 6 miles southwest of Village of Penn Yan. Concrete ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
Pumpout OPRHP
Keuka Lake Milo Off Route 14A in Village of Penn Yan. Concrete ramps 20 cars Asian Water Chestnut, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel
Seneca Lake Severne Point On Severne Point Road, off Route 14, 8 miles south of Dresden. Concrete ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
West River Middlesex Off Route 245, 6 miles south of Village of Middlesex on South Hill Road. Hand launch 5 cars DEC

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.

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