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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.
Westchester County, DEC Region 3
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
No motors Municipal/Private
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
Municipal
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.


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