Boat Launch Sites for Tompkins 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.
|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.