Boat Launch Sites for Westchester 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 email@example.com.
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
||City of Peekskill daily or season launch fees apply||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.