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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.
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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