Boat Launch Sites for Lewis 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.
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Black River||Adjacent to Route 410, 1/2 mile northeast of Village of Castorland.||Hard surface ramp||22 cars and trailers||DEC|
|Black River||At Beach's Bridge on Number Four Road east of Village of Lowville.||Hand launch||5 cars||DEC|
|Black River||At Glenfield on County Route 40.||Hard surface ramp||20 cars and trailers||DEC|
|Black River||Turin||Off Co. Rt. 36, Burdick's Crossing.||Beach launch||10 cars and trailers||DEC|
|Clear Pond||Off Long Pond Rd, 4 miles northeast of Village of Croghan.||Hand launch||3 cars||Site provided via FWMA agreement with private landowners. No motors.||DEC|
|Lake Bonaparte||West of the Village of Harrisville, 3 1/2 miles north off Route 3 on North Shore Road.||Hard surface ramp||14 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil
|Long Pond||Off Prentice Road 4 miles northeast of Hamlet of Croghan||Beach launch||5 cars||10 hp limit. DEC/FAA by FWMA agreement.||DEC|
|Oswegatchie River, West Branch||Croghan||Off Long Pond Road just above Mud Pond.||Hand launch||5 cars||10 hp limit, accessible to people with disabilities.||DEC|
|Payne Lake||Watson||On Cleveland Lake Road in Town of Watson.||Hand launch||5 cars||DEC|
|Francis Lake||Watson||On Stillwater Road in Town of Watson.||Hand launch||3 cars and trailers||DEC|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.