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Boat Launch Sites for Orleans 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.
Orleans County, DEC Region 8
Water Town Location Type Parking Invsive Species Present* Comments Agency
Erie Canal Albion East on County Hwy 2, past Lattins Farm Dr. Bridge Concrete ramp 5 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Clarkson 1 mile east of Holley, off Route 31. Concrete ramp 30 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Medina North side of Canal just west of Bates Rd. Bridge (E-208) Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Middleport Located at the Middleport Guard Gate 1 mile East of Middleport on Rte 31E. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Lake Ontario Carlton Oak Orchard Marine Park West. In Town of Carlton, west side of creek off of Archbald Road. 4 concrete ramps 96 cars and trailers plus 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Carlton Oak Orchard Marine Park East. Town of Carlton, east side of creek at end of Route 98. 3 cement ramps 25 cars and trailers plus 17 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Waterport Reservoir (a.k.a.Lake Alice) On Route 279, 4 miles north of Route 104. Concrete ramp 8 cars and trailers Municipal
Glenwood Lake On Route 63, 2.3 miles south of Route 104. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Municipal

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


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