Boat Launch Sites for Lewis 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 email@example.com.
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.