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Boat Launch Sites for Orange 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.
Orange County, DEC Region 3
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Blue Lake Tuexdo 200' north of IBM county Rte. 84 Hand launch 10 cars Electric motor OPRHP
Delaware River Sparrowbush Town of Deerpark. Northeast of Port Jervis off Route 97, just north of junction Routes 97 and 42. Hand launch 15 cars and trailers Didymo
DEC
Hudson River Newburgh Off 9W east on Washington Street. Double wide concrete ramp. 36 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Accessible for people with disabilities. Municipal
Hudson River New Windsor Kowawese State Unique Area. Hand launch 45 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Restrooms and other amenities. Municipal
Island Pond Sloatsburg Harriman State Park. On Arden Valley Road, 8 miles north of Sloatsburg. Hand launch 10 cars Permit and key required from park manager at Tiorati Park. Electric motors OPRHP
Lake Kanawauke Sloatsburg Harriman State Park, Route 210, 1500 feet west of Seven Lakes Drive. Hand launch 10 cars Fanwort, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Eurasian Watermilfoil
Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Lake Silvermine Sloatsburg Harriman State Park. On Seven Lakes Drive, 4 miles south of Route 6. Hand launch 100 cars Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. Electric motors only. OPRHP
Lake Skannatati Sloatsburg Harriman State Park. Seven Lakes Drive, 8 miles north of Sloatsburg. Hand launch 10 cars Fanwort, Variable Leaf Milfoil
Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. Electric motors only. OPRHP
Lake Stahahe Southfields Rte. 106, 1 mile east of NYS thruway Hand launch 8 cars Brazilian Elodea, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Eurasian Watermilfoil
Electric motor OPRHP
Lake Tiorati Sloatsburg Harriman State Park. On Tiorati Brook Road, 4 miles west of Palisades Interstate Parkway. Hand launch 10 cars Fanwort, Variable Leaf Milfoil
Electric motors only. Permit and key required-available from park manager. OPRHP
Walton Lake Monroe On Lakes Road (County Route 5), 2 miles southwest of Village of Monroe. Hand launch- trailer launching prohibited 7 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
Electric motors only DEC

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


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