Boat Launch Sites for Nassau 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 boat launch sites listed in the chart below specified as "accessible" have been designed to be wheelchair accessible.
Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations
|Hempstead Lake||Hempstead||Hempstead Lake State Park, Exit 18 Southern State Parkway||Trail leading to Lake's edge||Ample parking||Annual $50 Launch Fee - Kayaks & Canoes only||OPRHP|
|Hempstead Lake||Hempstead Lake State Park||Southern State Parkway, Exit 18, Eagle Avenue.||Hand launch||No trailers. No inflatables. No gas motors. State Parks permit required.||OPRHP|
|Jones Beach Inlet||Wantagh||Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway - Boat Basin - east of picnic area||Sandy area||50 cars, limited parking||Kayaks & Canoes Only:||OPRHP|
|Jones Beach Inlet||Wantagh||Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway - Field 10 - east of picnic area||Sandy area||340 cars, ample parking||Kayaks & Canoes only||OPRHP|
|Oyster Bay Harbor||Oyster Bay||Hamlet of Oyster Bay off West End Avenue||Concrete ramp||20 cars with trailers||Accessible||DEC|