Boat Launch Sites for Onondaga 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.
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
|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.