Boat Launch Sites for Cattaraugus 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.
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Allegany River||Allegany||Located off West River Rd, south of the Village of Allegany, south side of the Allegany River.||Hand launch||8 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil
|Allegheny Reservoir||Coldspring||Allegany State Park (Quaker area) Friends Boat Launch. On Rte 280, 2.5 miles south of Route 17 (Southern Tier Expressway), Exit 18.||Concrete ramp||35 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil
|Case Lake||Off County Road 24, 1.5 miles east of the Village of Franklinville.||Hand launch||35 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
||Electric motors only||DEC|
|Cattaraugus Creek||Zoar Valley||Approx. 12 miles north of the Village of Otto on County Route 11.||Hand launch||40 cars||No motors (conoes & shallow draft boats only)||DEC|
|Harwood Lake||On Route 98, 2 miles south of the Hamlet of Farmersville Station.||Hand launch||24 cars||Electric motors only||DEC|
|Lime Lake||Machias||Off State Route 16 of Village of Machias, east side of lake off Potter Road.||Hand launch||12 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
|New Albion Lake||3 miles northwest of the Village of Little Valley on New Albion Road.||Beach launch||30 cars and trailers||Electric motors permitted. Accessible to people with disabilities.||DEC|
|Olean Creek||Off Route 16 on Giles Hollow Road, 6 miles north of the Village of Olean.||Hand launch||5 cars||DEC|
|Quaker Lake||Allegany State Park||On Route 280, Exit 18 from Route 86. 10 miles west of Salamanca.||Hand launch||10 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil
||Electric motors only||OPRHP|
|Red House Lake||Allegany State Park||On ASP Route 1, 6 miles south of the City of Salamanca.||Beach launch||10 cars||Eurasian Watermilfoil
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.