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Boat Launch Sites for St. Lawrence 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.
International Symbol of Accessibility

Accessibility: As listed in the chart below, the Youngs Road - Little River hand launch has been designed to be wheelchair accessible with parking and access to the water's edge.

See a full listing of DEC's accessible recreation destinations.

St. Lawrence County, DEC Region 6
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Black Lake Morristown Adjacent to Hammonds-Edwardsville County Road, 2 miles west of Hamlet of Edwardsville in Town of Morristown. Concrete ramp 55 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Bog River Flow Off Route 421 south of the Village of Tupper Lake, Franklin County. Hand launch 8 cars No motors permitted on the River DEC
Cranberry Lake Off Route 3, adjacent to outlet dam in Village of Cranberry Lake. Hard surface ramp 55 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil
DEC
Grass Lake Rossie Off Butler Road. Beach launch 5 cars European Frogbit
10 hp limit DEC
Grass River On Route 68, 3 miles northwest of Village of Canton. Hard surface ramp 14 cars and trailers European Frogbit
Suitable for canoes & small motor boats DEC
Higley Flow Higley Flow State Park Two miles west from Route 56, on Cold Brook Drive, South Colton. 15 miles south from Potsdam. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil
OPRHP
Indian River Rossie Off County Route 3, near Hall Road. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Lake Ozonia Hopkinton Off Lake Ozonia Road, 8 miles south of Route 72 in Hopkinton. Hand launch 30 cars 10 hp limit DEC
Little River Fine Youngs Road, 1 mile south of Star Lake Hand launch 5 cars Accessible DEC
Oswegatchie River Edwards Off County Route 58 above Village of Edwards Beach launch 5 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Oswegatchie River Edwards On County Route 24 in Village of Edwards. Hand launch 10 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Oswegatchie River Heuvelton Off Route 87 in Village of Heuvelton. Hard surface ramp 30 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Oswegatchie River Near Town Road 3 miles east of Hamlet of Star Lake & approx. 5 miles south of Route 3. Hand launch 25 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
No motors permitted DEC
Raquette River South Colton Higley Flow State Park, 2 miles west of NYS Rt. 56 Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
OPRHP
Star Lake Fine Off NYS Route 3 in Village of Star Lake. Hand launch 5 cars Electric motors only DEC
St. Lawrence River Barnhart Island Robert Moses State Park, just north of the Village of Massena. Concrete ramp 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Brandy Brook Three miles north of Waddington on Route 37. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Massena Intake Off Route 131, via Old River Road, 1 1/2 mile northwest of City of Massena. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
Municipal
St. Lawrence River Morristown Jacques Cartier State Park, On River Road, 2 miles south of Village of Morristown. Flat rock ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Waddington Coles Creek State Park, On NYS Route 37 between Villages of Massena and Waddington. Concrete ramp 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Wilson Hill One mile north of Route 37 on Route 131, between Louisville and Massena. Concrete ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Regis River Brasher Off County Route 53. Beach launch 5 cars DEC
Sucker Lake Fine Off Briggs Switch Road. Beach launch 5 cars and trailers Electric motors only DEC
Sylvia Lake Off Route 812 between hamlets of Fowler & Balmat. Beach launch 5 cars & trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Site provided via FWMA agreement with Zinc Corp. of America. DEC
Yellow Lake Macomb Off Hall Road. Hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC

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


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