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Boat Launch Sites for Essex 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.
Attention Lake George 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)668-934 or visit www.lgpc.state.ny.us.
Universal symbol of accessible site

Accessible Features: The boat launches in Port Douglas, Port Henry, Ticonderoga, Westport, Willsboro, Mossy Point and Lake Placid are wheelchair accessible. Locations listed below.

Full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.

Essex County, DEC Region 5
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Cascade Lakes (upper and lower) On Route 73, 6 miles northwest of the Hamlet of Keene. Hand launch 15 cars No motors DEC
Eagle Lake On Route 74, 1 mile west of Hamlet of Eagle Lake. Beach launch 6 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Franklin Falls Flow Off Rte 3 on Co Rte 18, 5 miles east of Bloomingdale. Hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
DEC
Lake Champlain Crown Point Reservation On Bridge Road off Route 9N, 9 miles north of the Hamlet of Crown Point. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Lake Champlain Port Douglas On County Route 16, 3 miles southeast of the Village of Keesville. Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Port Henry Off Route 9N in the Village of Port Henry. Hard surface ramp 45 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Ticonderoga On Route 74 at Ticonderoga Ferry. Hard surface ramp 52 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
Pumpout Accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Westport On Route 22 in the Village of Westport. Hard surface ramp 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Willsboro Bay On County Route 27 on east side of bay, 3 miles north of the Village of Willsboro. Hard surface ramp 100 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel

Pumpout Accessible

DEC
Lake George Mossy Point On Black Point Road 2 miles south of the Village of Ticonderoga on east shore of Lake George. Hard surface ramp 100 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Asian Clam
Pumpout Accessible
See announcement above.
DEC
Lake Harris Campground. Off Route 28N, 3 miles north of the Hamlet of Newcomb. Beach launch 15 cars and trailers DEC
Lake Placid Lake Placid Off Route 86 in Village of Lake Placid on Mirror Lake Drive. Hard surface ramp 25 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil
Accessible DEC
Lincoln Pond Campground. 6 miles south of Elizabethtown on County Route 7. Beach launch 6 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Mirror Lake Lake Placid Off Route 86 in Village of Lake Placid, on Mirror Lake Drive. Hand launch 25 cars, 50 yd carry Curly-leaf Pondweed
Electric motors only DEC
Moose Pond Bloomingdale Off Route 3 at the village on the Bloomingdale-Franklin Falls Road to the dead end on Moose Pond Road. Hand launch 28 cars DEC
Paradox Lake Campground. On Route 74, 2 miles east of the Hamlet of Severence. Hard surface ramp 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
DEC
Putnam Pond Campground. Off Route 74, 6 miles west of the Village of Ticonderoga. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Schroon Lake On Dock Street in the Village of Schroon Lake. Hard surface ramp 15 cars and trailers, 6 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Municipal

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


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