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Boat Launch Sites for Hamilton 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 fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

For an explanation of the recreational icons on this page, see below.

Attention Boaters and Anglers

Spiny water flea, an invasive zooplankton species, has been confirmed in Indian Lake and Sacandaga Lake. Please help us prevent further spread of this species in the Adirondacks by:

  1. Completely drying fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments of your boat.
  2. Decontaminating fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments with hot water (at least 140° F).

If drying or decontaminating are not possible, thoroughly flush your boat and equipment with water free of water fleas in an area that will not drain into the waterbody you will be boating on.

Hamilton County, DEC Region 5
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Brown Tract Pond Raquette Lake Brown Tract Pond Campground & Day Use Area. 43.813534°N, 74.699275°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Day use fee in season. Open when campground is operating. No motors permitted. DEC
Cedar River Flow Lake Pleasant Moose River Plains Wild Forest. 43.726234°N, 74.473364°W (Google Maps) hand launch accessible DEC
Eighth Lake Inlet Eighth Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 43.769266°N, 74.710306°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. Access available until first snowfall. Access to Seventh Lake gated after Columbus Day. DEC
Forked Lake Long Lake Forked Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 43.904926°N, 74.527843°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 40 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. Small boats recommended. Access available until first snowfall. DEC
Fourth Lake Inlet 43.754364°N, 74.792441°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil accessible DEC
Gilman Lake Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest. 43.467062°N, 74.313580°W (Google Maps) hand launch DEC
Helldiver Pond Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest. 43.669228°N, 74.694817°W (Google Maps) hand launch accessible DEC
Icehouse Pond Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest. 43.664662°N, 74.702850°W (Google Maps) hand launch accessible DEC
Indian Lake Lake Pleasant Indian Lake Islands Campground & Day Use Area. 43.651961°N, 74.387832°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers

Eurasian Watermilfoil, Spiny Water Flea

Access available until first snowfall.
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page.
DEC
Lake Abanakee Indian Lake 43.792525°N, 74.233451°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars and trailers Municipal
Lake Adirondack Indian Lake Byron Park. 43.782695°N, 74.254069°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Municipal
Lake Durant Blue Mountain Lake Lake Durant Campground & Day Use Area. 43.839857°N, 74.384216°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil Day use fee in season. Small boats recommended. Access available until first snowfall. DEC
Lake Eaton Long Lake Lake Eaton Campground & Day Use Area. 43.987461°N, 74.461663°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 12 cars and trailers European Frogbit Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Lewey Lake Lake Pleasant Lewey Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 43.647363°N, 74.388535°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. Open when campground is operating. DEC
Limekiln Lake Inlet Limekiln Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 43.717189°N, 74.800924°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. Access available until first snowfall. DEC
Long Lake Long Lake 43.978632°N, 74.416557°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 60 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil accessible DEC
Mason Lake Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest. 43.600301°N, 74.422395°W (Google Maps) hand launch Only boats with electric trolling motors of 5 hp or less allowed. DEC
Mason Lake Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest. 43.592122°N, 74.428034°W (Google Maps) hand launch Only boats with electric trolling motors of 5 hp or less allowed. DEC
Mason Lake Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest. 43.599227°N, 74.4162°W (Google Maps) hand launch Only boats with electric trolling motors of 5 hp or less allowed. DEC
Piseco Lake Piseco Little Sand Point Campground. 43.417469°N, 74.551170°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 6 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. Open when campground is operating and December - March. DEC
Piseco Lake Piseco Point Comfort Campground & Day Use Area. 43.398940°N, 74.579841°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 6 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. Open when campground is operating and December - March. DEC
Piseco Lake Piseco Poplar Point. 43.428254°N, 74.540494°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers No fee. DEC
Raquette Lake Raquette Lake Golden Beach Campground & Day Use Area. 43.816009°N, 74.598057°W (Google Maps) hand launch 50 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil Day use fee in season. DEC
Sacandaga Lake Lake Pleasant Moffitt Beach Campground & Day Use Area. 43.491195°N, 74.408384°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Spiny Water Flea Day use fee in season. Launch open year round.
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page.
DEC
Seventh Lake Inlet 43.744203°N, 74.725095°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil DEC

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

Boat Launch Types

Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat:

hard surface launchHard surface launch - Site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.

unimproved trailer launchUnimproved trailer 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 launchHand launch - No trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.

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accessibleAccessible Features - Locations are identified above. Sites are accessible to the top of the boat ramp, if provided at a site. Parking, as well as other amenities such as bathrooms and informational kiosks, are also accessible. Some sites on larger waters also have accessible boarding docks. Contact your local DEC office for additional details. See a full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.


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