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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.
International Symbol of Accessibility

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

Chenango County, DEC Region 7
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
DEC
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
DEC
Susquehanna River Bainbridge At Bainbridge Park located downstream of the Route 206 bridge. Hard surface ramp 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
Municipal
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.


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