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Boat Launch Sites for Clinton 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 AccessibilityAccessibility: The sites listed below as "accessible" have been designed to be wheelchair accessible. See the chart below for the location of the dock and specific information.

Full Listing of Accessible Recreation Destinations

Clinton County, DEC Region 5
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Chazy Lake Dannemora Off Highway 374, 5 miles west of Village of Dannemora Hard surface ramp 20 cars and trailers, 8 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Lake Champlain Great Chazy River Off Route 9B, 1/4 mile south of Coopersville at mouth of river. Concrete ramp 66 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Lake Champlain Peru On Route 9, 1 1/2 miles north of Hamlet of Valcour. Hard surface ramp 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Pumpout
Accessible
DEC
Lake Champlain Plattsburgh Off Dock Street in downtown Plattsburgh. Hard surface ramps 31 cars and trailers, 12 cars, 3 accessible Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
Accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Point Au Roche State Park Off Route 9 north of Plattsburgh in state park. Concrete ramp 21 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Lake Champlain Port Au Roche Off Route 9, 6 miles north of City of Plattsburgh on Point Au Roche Road. Concrete ramp 40 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
OPRHP
Taylor Pond Campsite. Silver Lake Road, 9 miles northwest of Ausable Forks. Beach launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
DEC
Upper Chateaugay Lake On Route 374, 1/2 mile north of Hamlet of Merrill. Hard surface ramp 25 cars and trailers, 3 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Accessible DEC

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


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