Boat Launch Sites for Columbia 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.
Accessibility: The sites listed below specified as "accessible" have been designed to be wheelchair accessible. See the chart below for location and specific information.
Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Hudson River||Hudson||At the foot of Water Street.||Hard surface ramp||46 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
|Hudson River||Germantown||Off Route 9G in Hamlet of N. Germantown to Northern Blvd, to end of Anchorage Rd.||Hard surface ramp||20 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
|Lake Taghkanic||On Route 82, 11 miles south of City of Hudson.||Gravel launch||20 cars||Electric motors only. Permit required-available from park manager.||OPRHP|
|Queechy Lake||Off Route 30.||Hand launch||12 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil
||Electric motors only||DEC|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.