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Boat Launch Sites for Jefferson 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 AccessibilityAccessible Features: As listed in the chart below, the Black River Bay at Muskellunge Creek hand launch in the Dexter Marsh Wildlife Management Area has been designed to be accessible to people with disabilities.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Jefferson County, DEC Region 6
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Black River Dexter Fish Island, east of Route 180 in Village of Dexter. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
Municipal
Black River Dexter In Village of Dexter, west of Route 180 on Liberty Street. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
Municipal
Butterfield Lake Off Town Road 1/2 mile east of Hamlet of Redwood. Hard surface ramp 27 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Colwell Pond Off Route 3 on Montario Point Road. Beach launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
DEC
Hyde Lake Off Route 26, 3 miles nothwest of the Village of Theresa. Beach launch 8 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
10 hp limit DEC
Indian River Off Red Lake Road north of Village of Theresa. Beach launch 6 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Lake Ontario Black River Bay, Lloyds Landing On Military Road 2 mile northeast of Sackets Harbor. Beach launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
DEC
Lake Ontario Black River Bay @ Muskellunge Creek On Route 180, 1 1/4 mile south of Village of Dexter. Hand launch 24 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
Accessible DEC
Lake Ontario Chaumont Bay Off Route 12E, 2 miles west of Chaumont. Concrete ramp 100 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Henderson Harbor Adjacent to Route 178, 1 mile west of Hamlet of Henderson Harbor. Hard surface ramp 84 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
Municipal
Lake Ontario Long Point State Park 14 miles from the Village of Three Mile Bay. Gravel ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Lyme Golden's Marina. Off County Route 57. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
DEC
Lake Ontario Perch River On Doane Road 1 1/2 miles west of Village of Dexter. Hard surface ramp 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
DEC
Lake Ontario Sackets Harbor Westcott Beach State Park. On Route 3, 4 miles south of Village of Sackets Harbor. Concrete double ramp 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Stony Creek Off Route 3, south of Henderson Harbor. Concrete double ramp 80 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
OPRHP
Lake Ontario Three Mile Bay Off Route 12E in Hamlet of Three Mile Bay. Hard surface ramp 6 cars and trailers, 8 cars, 1 accessible Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
Accessible DEC
Lake-of-the-Woods Off Burns Road which is approx. 3 miles east of the Village of Redwood, off Cottage Hill Road. Beach launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
10 hp limit DEC
Lakeview Pond Off Route 3 on Pierreport Place Road, 9 miles south of Village of Henderson. Beach launch 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea
10 hp limit DEC
Millsite Lake On Cottage Hill Road, 1 mile east of Village of Redwood. Beach launch 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
10 hp limit DEC
Moon Lake Theresa Off Moon Lake Road, north of village of Theresa. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
10 hp limit DEC
Oswegatchie River Antwerp Off County Route 25, just east of Village of Oxbow. Hand launch 25 cars and trailers DEC
Payne Lake Adjacent to Theresa-Oxbow Road 1 mile west of Hamlet of Oxbow. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
10 hp limit DEC
Red Lake On Greenacre Road about 4 miles north of Hamlet of Theresa. Beach launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Sixberry Lake Off County Route 21, English Settlement Road, north of Village of Theresa. Hard surface ramp 15 cars and trailers 10 hp limit DEC
Sixtown Pond (aka Crystal Lake) Off Route 178, 4 miles east of the Village of Henderson or 5 miles west of Village of Adams. Hand launch 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
South Sandy Creek Henderson On the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area, 10 1/2 miles south of Village of Henderson. Hand launch 32 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel
Accessible fishing dock available DEC
St. Lawrence River Alexandria Bay Kring Point State Park, Off NYS Route 12, 10 miles northeast of Village of Alexandria Bay. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Alexandria Bay Keewaydin State Park, NYS Route 12, 1 mile west of Village of Alexandria Bay. Concrete ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Cape Vincent Burnham Point State Park, Route 12E, miles east of Village of Cape Vincent. Gravel ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Cape Vincent Off NYS Route 12E, on the north end of Village of Cape Vincent. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
Municipal
St. Lawrence River Clayton Cedar Point State Park, NYS Route 12E, 6 miles west of Village of Clayton. Concrete ramp 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Fisher's Landing Grass Point State Park, NYS Route 12, 1 mile east of Hamlet of Fisher's Landing. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Wellesley Island DeWolf Point State Park, Off Route 181, 4 miles north of Thousand Islands bridge. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Wellesley Island Wellesley Island State Park, 2 miles north of Thousand Island bridge. 2 concrete ramps 60 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.


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