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Boat Launch Sites for Madison County

DEC manages over 395 boating and fishing access facilities. We do our best to keep these sites clean and safe, but if you see something that is out of order or have a question or concern about a particular site, send a message to

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: 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
Cazenovia Lake Cazenovia McNitt State Park. Off East Lake Road. Car top launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
Must carry watercraft 100 yards to water. OPRHP
Eaton Brook Reservoir Eaton 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 Lebanon On Reservoir Road about 4 miles west of Village of Hamilton. Concrete ramp 14 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Lake Moraine Madison On County Route 87 (East Lake Rd) 3 miles south of Madison. Concrete ramp 13 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Madison Reservoir DEC
Oneida Lake Sullivan 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, Round Goby
Accessible DEC
Stoney Pond Nelson Off Jones Road. Hand launch 3 cars Electric motors only DEC
Upper Leland Pond Eaton 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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