NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing Search all of NY.gov
D E C banner
D E C banner

Disclaimer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

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.
International Symbol of Accessibility

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

Columbia County, DEC Region 4
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
OPRHP
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
Accessible DEC
Kinderhook Lake Niverville Access from County Route 28 at the outlet of Kinderhook Lake in the Village of Niverville Hand launch 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Brittle Naiad
Electric motors only DEC
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.


  • Important Links
  • Contact for this Page
  • NYSDEC
    Bureau of Fisheries
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-4753
    518-402-8920
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to Region 4