Boat Launch Sites for Dutchess 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.
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Hudson River||Staatsburg||Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, located in Village of Staatsburg, 9 miles north of Poughkeepsie.||Hard surface ramp||40 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam||OPRHP|
|Hudson River||Tivoli Bays||Town of Red Hook. Off Kidd Lane, off Route 9G, 3/4 mile south of Village of Tivoli.||Hand launch||5 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam||Steep walk in, No motors allowed.||DEC|
|Rudd Pond||Millerton||Route 62, 2 miles north of the village of Millerton.||Gravel launch||10 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed||Electric motors only. Permit required, available from park manager.||OPRHP|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.