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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.
International Symbol of Accessibility

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

Madison County, DEC Region 7
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
Accessible DEC
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.

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