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 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|
|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
|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
|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.