Boat Launch Sites for Westchester County
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.
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Hudson River||Cortlandt||Oscawana Island Nature Preserve. Off 9A to Furnace Dock Road. 0.1 mile walk-in access.||Hand launch||5 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
||No gas motors.||Municipal|
|Hudson River||Irvington||Off Rte 9, east on Main Street, north on Astor Street, cross railroad tracks, follow road adjacent to tracks.||Hand launch||74 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
|Hudson River||Peekskill||DEC Cooperative Agreement. Waterfront Green Park. Hudson Ave off Rte 9 adjacent to Peekskill Train Station.||Hard surface ramp||20 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
||$15 daily launch fee||Municipal|
|Hudson River||Yonkers||(DEC Cooperative Agreement). JFK Memorial Park||Hard surface ramp||44 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
|Mohansic Lake||Yorktown Heights||Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. On Route 202 at the Village of Yorktown.||Gravel launch||20 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil
||Electric motors only. Permit required-available from park manager.||OPRHP|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.