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Boat Launch Sites for Hamilton 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.

Spiny waterflea, an invasive species of zooplankton has been found in certain waters in Hamilton County. This species can be easily spread to uninfected waters by anglers and boaters who do not properly dry or disinfect their boating and fishing equipment after using it in an infected water. Guidance on drying and disinfecting boating and fishing gear can be found on the DEC website.

International Symbol of AccessibilityAccessible Features: The sites listed in the chart below specified as "accessible" have been designed to be wheelchair accessible. Each has designated parking and connecting pathways to the ramp or dock. Some have accessible privies.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Hamilton County, DEC Region 5
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Brown Tract Pond Lower Brown Tract Pond Campground Off Route 28, on Brown Tract Pond Road, seven miles east of Hamlet of Eagle Bay. Hand launch 10 cars No motors permitted DEC
Eighth Lake Campground. Route 28, 5 miles west of Raquette Lake. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers DEC
Forked Lake Campground. Off Route 30, 3 miles west Hamlet of Deerland. Beach launch 40 cars and trailers DEC
Fourth Lake Inlet On Route 28, 10 miles east of Old Forge Hard surface ramp 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil
Accessible DEC
Indian Lake Indian Lake Islands Campgrounds Access from Route 30, 14 miles north of Village of Speculator. Hard surface ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Lake Durant Campground Campground. On Route 28, 3 miles east of Hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil
DEC
Lake Eaton Campground. On Route 30, 2 miles west of Long Lake village. Beach launch 12 cars and trailers European Frogbit
DEC
Lewey Lake Campground. Off Route 30, 14 miles north of Village of Speculator. Beach launch 15 cars and trailers DEC
Limekiln Lake Campground. Off Route 28, 3 miles southeast of Hamlet of Inlet. Hard surface ramp 15 cars and trailers DEC
Long Lake Off Route 30 on the east shore of Long Lake. Hard surface ramp 60 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Watermilfoil
Accessible DEC
Piseco Lake Little Sand Point Campground Access via Route 8, 3 miles west of Piseco. Hard surface ramp 6 cars and trailers DEC
Piseco Lake Point Comfort Campground Access via Route 8, 4 miles west of Piseco. Hard surface ramp 6 cars and trailers DEC
Piseco Lake Poplar Point Campground Access via Route 8, 2 miles west of Piseco. Hard surface ramp 15 cars and trailers DEC
Raquette Lake Golden Beach Campground On Route 28, 3 miles north of Hamlet of Raquette Lake. Beach launch 50 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil
DEC
Sacandaga Lake Moffit Beach Campground Near Route 8, 4 miles west of Village of Speculator. Hard surface ramp 30 cars and trailers Spiny Water Flea
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see above DEC
Seventh Lake Fulton chain On Route 28, 3 miles east of Hamlet of Inlet. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil
DEC

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


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