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Boat Launch Sites for Herkimer 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.
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Accessibility: The sites listed below as "accessible" have been designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Herkimer County, DEC Region 6
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Fourth Lake Alger Island State Campground 8 miles northeast of Old Forge on South Shore Road. Hand launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Swollen Bladderwort
DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Frankfort At the end of Fox Street off Railroad Street in Village of Frankfort. Hard surface ramp 15 cars and trailers and 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible fishing dock available DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Herkimer Off South Washington Street in village of Herkimer. Hand launch 40 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible fishing dock available DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Little Falls In the industrial park next to Little Falls Color Point. Follow DEC signs from Route 5 in Little Falls across RR tracks and to right approx. 1 mile. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible fishing dock available DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Mohawk Follow DEC signs off Main Street at RDR Industries to Herkimer County Sewage Treatment Plant. Hand launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible fishing dock available DEC
Moshier Reservoir Webb Below Stillwater Dam. Hand launch 10 cars DEC
Nicks Lake Off Route 28, 1 1/2 mile southwest of Hamlet of Old Forge. Beach launch 20 cars No motors permitted DEC
Stillwater Reservoir On Stillwater Road, 28 miles east of Village of Lowville. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil
Accessible DEC
Twitchell Lake Webb Off Twitchell Road. Beach launch 3 cars and trailers, 5 cars 50 hp limit DEC
Weaver Lake Warren Off NYS Route 20. Hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit
Electric motors only DEC
South Lake Ohio On South Lake Road, 1 mile from Village of Atwell in Town of Ohio. Hand launch 5 cars and trailers Canal Corp.

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


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