Boat Launch Sites for Chenango 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: As listed in the chart below, the Balsam Pond hand launch features a fishing platform that has been designed to be wheelchair accessible.
Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Balsam Pond||Off County Route 7, approx. 4 miles north of the Hamlet of McDonough.||Hard surface ramp||8 cars and trailers||Accessible fishing platform||DEC|
|Chenango River||Greene||NYS Rte. 12 in the Hamlet of Brisben.||Beach launch||8 cars||DEC|
|Chenango River||Greene||In the Village of Greene at the Route 41 bridge.||Hand launch||6 cars||Municipal|
|Chenango River||Halfway House||Off Route 12 on County Route 32B.||Hand launch||10 cars||DEC|
|Chenango River||Norwich||Off Route 12 at North Norwich.||Hand launch||16 cars||DEC|
|Chenango River||Norwich||In City of Norwich at the Hale Street bridge.||Hard surface ramp||6 cars and trailers||Municipal|
|Chenango River||Oxford||At sewage treatment plant. Route 12, .25 miles south of Main Street bridge.||Beach launch||4 cars and trailers||rough site 4 wheel drive recommended||Municipal|
|Chenango River||Sherburne||Off Route 80 just west of the Village of Sherburne.||Hand launch||6 cars||DEC|
|Guilford Lake||Near lake outlet along County Route 35.||Beach launch||12 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil
|Long Pond||Off Route 41, 3 miles northwest of Hamlet of Smithville Flats.||Concrete ramp||10 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil
||25 Hp limit||DEC|
|Sangerfield River||2.6 miles north of Sherburne on Rte 12B, to Co Rt 23.||Hand launch||6 cars||DEC|
|Susquehanna River||Afton||At Rte 41 bridge on Village of Afton.||Gravel ramp||12 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
|Susquehanna River||Bainbridge||At Bainbridge Park located downstream of the Route 206 bridge.||Hard surface ramp||5 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
|Unadilla River||Guilford (Batterson Rd)||NYS Route 8, 2 1/2 miles south of Mount Upton.||Beach launch||10 cars||DEC|
|Unadilla River||South New Berlin||Adjacent to Route 23 bridge crossing the Unadilla River in the Hamlet of South New Berlin.||Hand launch||10 cars||DEC|
|Unadilla River||South New Berlin||Off Route 8, 2 miles north of the Hamlet of South New Berlin.||Hand launch||10 cars||DEC|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.