Boat Launch Sites for Madison 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 Oneida Lake - South Shore boat launch is accessible. It has designated parking, a loading dock and an accessible privy. Also, Upper Lelands Pond has a wheelchair accessible fishing pier with designated parking.
Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Eaton Brook Reservoir||Off Eaton Brook Road (Co Rte 52), 2 miles east of Hamlet of West Eaton.||Concrete ramp||13 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
|Lebanon Reservoir||On Reservoir Road about 4 miles west of Village of Hamilton.||Concrete ramp||14 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
|Madison Reservoir||On County Route 87 (East Lake Rd) 3 miles south of Madison.||Concrete ramp||13 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
|Oneida Lake||Off Route 31, 1 mile east of Hamlet of Bridgeport.||Concrete ramp||100 cars and trailers (4 ramps)||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel
|Upper Leland Pond||On Route 26, approx. 1 mile southwest of Village of Bouckville.||Concrete ramp||10 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
||Wheelchair accessible fishing pier available||DEC|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.