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Boat Launch Sites for Onondaga County

DEC manages over 395 boating and fishing access facilities. We do our best to keep these sites clean and safe, but if you see something that is out of order or have a question or concern about a particular site, send a message to

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.
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Accessibility: The Skaneateles Lake boat launch is wheelchair accessible, however there is a steep incline from the parking area down to the boat ramp and loading dock area. The loading area can be accessed by car if necessary, but vehicles can not be parked there. An accessible pit privy is available.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Onondaga County, DEC Region 7
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Speies Present* Comments Agency
Labrador Pond Tully Off Markham Hollow Road Hand launch 6 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
NO motors permitted, Fishing pier available DEC
Oneida River On Bonstead Road approx. 2 miles northwest of Village of Three Rivers. Concrete ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel
Otisco Lake On West Valley Rd, 2 miles north of Saw Mill Road. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel, Water Chestnut
Fishing pier available DEC
Skaneateles Lake Off Route 41A, 2 1/2 miles south of the Village of Skaneateles. Concrete ramp 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
See above for Accessibility DEC
Spruce Pond Off Herlighy Road, 8 miles east of Village of Tully. Hand launch 6 cars Electric motors only DEC

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

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