Boat Launch Sites for Oneida 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: 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
|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.