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Boat Launch Sites for Montgomery 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.
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Accessibility: The sites listed in the chart below specified as "accessible" have been designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Montgomery County, DEC Region 4
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Amsterdam Off Quist Road, 1 mile east of City of Amsterdam. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Amsterdam Off Route 5S, 2 1/2 miles east of City of Amsterdam, Lock 10. Hand launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Canajoharie West of Route 10 bridge. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Ft. Plain In the town of Fort Plain, Route 33 to River Road. 1/2 mile just after Lock E15. Unpaved 3 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Canal Corp.
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Nelliston Off Route 80 in Village of Nelliston. Access Road on north side of bridge. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Schoharie Crossing West of Fort Hunter on 5S. Concrete ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Schoharie Creek Burtonville Off County Route 160 in Hamlet of Burtonville. Hand launch 10 cars DEC
Schoharie Creek Glen Schoharie Crossing Historic Site, Route 5S Concrete ramp 50 cars OPRHP

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


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