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Boat Launch Sites for Putnam 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.
Putnam County, DEC Region 3
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Canopus Lake Carmel Clarence Fahnestock State Park. Off Route 301, 9 miles east of Village of Cold Springs. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil
Electric motors. Permit required, available from park manager. OPRHP
Stillwater Lake Carmel Clarence Fahnestock State Park. Off Taconic Parkway, southbound, 1 mile south of Route 301. Hand launch 10 cars Permit required from park manager. Electric motors only. OPRHP
White Pond Kent Off Route 301 on Farmers Mill Rd (County Route 42) to White Pond Road. Gravel ramp 10 cars and trailers Electric motors only DEC

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


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