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Boat Launch Sites for Cayuga 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.
Cayuga County, DEC Region 7
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Cayuga Lake Aurora Long Point State Park, Off Route 90, 1 mile southwest of Aurora. Hard surface ramp 35 cars Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
OPRHP
Cayuga Lake Mudlock Canal Park Off Route 90 on River Road, 3 miles north of the village of Cayuga. Concrete ramp 16 cars and trailers Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea
DEC
Erie Canal Brutus Route 31 to Bonta Bridge Rd. Travel North, located just before Bridge. Hand launch 10 cars Zebra Mussel
Car top launch only Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Mentz NY Route 38 bridge. Hand launch 10 cars Zebra Mussel
Car top launch only Canal Corp.
Lake Ontario Fair Haven Fair Haven Beach State Park. 1/4 mile north of Fair Haven on Route 104A. Concrete ramp 150 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Seneca River On Bonta Bridge Road, 2 miles east of the Village of Weedsport. Hand launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
DEC
Seneca River Port Byron On Route 38 approx. 3 miles north of the Village of Port Byron. Gravel ramp 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
DEC

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


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