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Boat Launch Sites for Ulster 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.
Ulster County, DEC Region 3
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Alder Lake Hardenburgh Off Route 54, 2.5 miles northeast of Hamlet of Turnwood. Hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only DEC
Chodikee Lake 5 miles east of New Paltz off Route 299. North on Chodikee Lake Road 1 mile, bear left on Camp Stuts Road approx. 1 mile. Hand launch 20 cars Water Chestnut
Electric motors only. Gasoline motors prohibited. DEC
Hudson River Esopus Sleightsburg Park. Off 9W east on N. Broadway to First Ave, left on Everson. Park at end of 1/2 mile narrow access road. Concrete ramp 19 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Municipal
Hudson River Saugerties Village of Glasco. Off 9W On Glasco Tpke. (Co Rte 34) at wastewater treatment facility. Concrete ramp 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Municipal
Hudson River Saugerties Village of Malden. Off 9W east on Malden Tpke. (Co Rte 34) at wastewater treatment facility. Concrete ramp 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Municipal
Hudson River Saugerties Tina Chorvas Memorial Waterfront Park. Off 9W east on E. Bridge Street. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
No gas or electric motors. Municipal
Hudson River Ulster - Charles Rider Park Ulster Landing Rd (Co Rte 37), 1 mile south of Kinsgton-Rhinecliff Bridge. Concrete ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
DEC
Lake Minnewaska New Paltz Rte. 44/55 Hand launch 10 cars No motors OPRHP
Onteora Lake Off Route 28, 4 miles north of Kingston. Hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only DEC
Rondout Creek Creek Locks Road, off Route 213, 3/4 mile south of Eddyville. Gravel ramp 5 cars and trailers DEC
Upper Pond Kenneth L Wilson Campsite Off Route 28, 4 mile east of Mt. Tremper on County Route 40. Hand launch 6 cars DEC
Wallkill River New Paltz Springtown Rd (County Route 7), Town of Rosendale, 4 1/2 miles north of New Paltz. Hand launch 15 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed
DEC
Wallkill River New Paltz Ulster County Fairgrounds. Off Rte 299 1 mile west of New Paltz, south on Libertyville Road (Co Rte 7) 2 miles. Located on south side of fairgrounds. Hand launch 3 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed
Municipal
Wallkill River New Paltz Village of New Paltz, Town of New Paltz. Off Route 299 on Plains Road. Hand launch 5 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed
Electric motors Municipal

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


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