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Boat Launch Sites for Tompkins 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 fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

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.
Tompkins County, DEC Region 7
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Cayuga Lake Ithaca Taughannock Falls State Park. Route 89, 8 miles north of City of Ithaca. Concrete ramp 16 cars and trailers Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Zebra Mussel
Pumpout OPRHP
Cayuga Lake Ithaca Allen H. Treman Marine Park (formerly Ithaca State Marine Park). Route 89, 1 mile north of City of Ithaca. Concrete ramp 141 cars and trailers Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Zebra Mussel
Pumpout OPRHP
Dryden Lake Off West Lake Rd 1 mile south of Village of Dryden Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
Electric motors permitted DEC

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


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