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Boat Launch Sites for Essex 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 Lake George Boaters and Anglers: Regulations require the registration of all watercraft via day use or seasonal permit. All trailered boats must also be certified free of aquatic invasive species. Contact the Lake George Park Commission at (518) 668-9347 or visit Lake George Park Commission's website (link leaves DEC's website.)

Essex County, DEC Region 5
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Cascade Lakes (upper and lower) Keene 44.225423°N, 73.876537°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars No motors DEC
Cheney Pond Minerva 43.935958°N, 73.980636°W (Google Maps) hand launch 2 cars 100' carry DEC
Eagle Lake Ticonderoga 43.874145°N, 73.605021°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 6 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
Access to main lake limited by 3'-4' clearance from overpass depending on water level. DEC
Franklin Falls Flow Bloomingdale 44.416051°N, 74.002544°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
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Lake Champlain Crown Point Crown Point Campground & Day Use Area. 44.029303°N, 73.424589°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea
Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Lake Champlain Port Douglas 44.484442°N, 73.417180°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea
accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Port Henry 44.052639°N, 73.453864°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 45 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea
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Lake Champlain Ticonderoga 43.853894°N, 73.386785°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 52 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea
accessiblepumpout DEC
Lake Champlain Westport 44.189231°N, 73.435212°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea
accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Willsboro 44.400816°N, 73.389869°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 100 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea
accessiblepumpout
DEC
Lake George Mossy Point, Ticonderoga 43.821409°N, 73.426389°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 100 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Asian Clam
accessiblepumpout
Special regulations in effect. See announcement above.
DEC
Lake Harris Newcomb Lake Harris Campground & Day Use Area. 43.977878°N, 74.133895°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 15 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Lake Placid Lake Placid 44.297706°N, 73.978640°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil accessible DEC
Lincoln Pond Elizabethtown Lincoln Pond Campground & Day Use Area. 44.137156°N, 73.575735°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 6 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Mirror Lake Lake Placid 44.296992°N, 73.978248°W (Google Maps) hand launch 25 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed 50 yard carry. Electric motors only DEC
Moose Pond Bloomingdale 44.378869°N, 74.059632°W (Google Maps) hand launch 28 cars DEC
Paradox Lake Paradox Paradox Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 43.885628°N, 73.677228°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Putnam Pond Ticonderoga Putnam Pond Campground & Day Use Area. 43.838098°N, 73.572563°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Schroon Lake Schroon Lake 43.834744°N, 73.760103°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers, 6 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed Municipal

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

Boat Launch Types

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

boat launch

Lake Champlain boat launch in Ticonderoga

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.

Other Icons

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.

pumpoutPumpout - Launch has a boat pumpout.


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