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Boat Launch Sites for Schenectady 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.
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Accessibility: The Freemans Bridge Boat Launch Site listed in the chart below is wheelchair accessible.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Schenectady County, DEC Region 4
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Freemans Bridge Off Route 50 in Town of Glenville. Hard surface ramp 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC

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

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