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Boat Launch Sites for Saratoga 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.

Spiny waterflea, an invasive species of zooplankton has been found in certain waters in Saratoga County. This species can be easily spread to uninfected waters by anglers and boaters who do not properly dry or disinfect their boating and fishing equipment after using it in an infected water. Guidance on drying and disinfecting boating and fishing gear can be found on the DEC website.

International Symbol of AccessibilityAccessibility: The sites listed below as "accessible" have been designed to be wheelchair accessible. See the chart below for the location of the dock and specific information.

Full Listing of Accessible Recreation Destinations

Saratoga County, DEC Region 5
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Great Sacandaga Lake Edinburgh-Conklingville Rd. 5 miles north of Hamlet of Edinburgh. Hard surface ramp 44 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Naiad, Spiny Waterflea
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see above. DEC
Hudson River Corinth Spier Falls Road, Town of Corinth Concrete ramp 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Hudson River Fort Edward On West River Road off
Rt.197/Reynolds Road.
Hard surface ramp 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC
Mohawk River/ Barge Canal Waterford Battery Park, below Lock #2 Concrete ramp 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Waterford At top of Flight Road just after Lock 6 heading west on Route 97. Concrete ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Canal Corp.
Moreau Lake Moreau Moreau Lake State Park, 1 mile south of Exit 17S of the Northway (I-87). Trailer & hand launching 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
No motors permitted OPRHP
Peebles Island Waterford Delaware Avenue, Waterford Cartop launch 50 cars OPRHP
Saratoga Lake Saratoga Adjacent to Route 9P, at north end of Saratoga Lake. Hard surface ramp 40 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Overflow parking available OPRHP

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


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