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.
|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.