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Boat Launch Sites for Oneida 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: As listed in the chart below, the launch at Chittning Pond in Albert J. Woodford State Forest features an accessible fishing dock and picnicking. The hand launch at Little Long Lake in the Black River Wild Forest has been designed to be wheelchair accessible and features accessible campsites.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Oneida County, DEC Region 6
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Chittning Pond Adjacent to Route 20, 4 miles west of Village of Bridgewater. Gravel launch 20 cars and trailers, 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Accessible fishing dock available DEC
Delta Lake Western Delta Lake State Park, Route. 46 - 6 miles north of City of Rome. Dual concrete ramps 70 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
Fish Creek (West Branch) Camden Off Westdale Rd. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
Forestport Reservoir On Bardwell Mill Road west of Route 28. Beach launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil
Maintained by Algonquin Power Company and FERC license. DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Rome On Muck Road off South James Street in City of Rome. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Fishing dock available DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Utica Take Wurz Avenue off Genesee Street to Blinker Light, then right to road's end at Sewage Treatment Plant. Hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Oneida Lake Godfrey Point Adjacent to Route 49, 1 mile east of Village of Cleveland. Hard surface ramp 56 cars and trailers, 6 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel
Little Long Lake Forestport On Long Lake Road at intersection of Capron Road in Town of Forestport. Hand launch 6 cars Accessible DEC

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

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