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Boat Launch Sites for Allegany County

DEC manages over 395 boating and fishing access facilities. We do our best to keep these sites clean and safe, but if you see something that is out of order or have a question or concern about a particular site, send a message to

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.
Allegany County, DEC Region 9
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive species Present* Comments Agency
Allen Lake Allen Lake Multiple Use Area Town of Allen, northeast of the Village of Belfast, off West Hill Road. Gravel launch 25 cars Accessible to people with disabilities. Electric motors only DEC
Alma Pond Alma 3 miles east of Village of Alma, southwest of Village of Wellsville on CR 38. Hand launch 10 cars DEC
Cuba Lake Cuba Off West Shore Road, near the Rawson Creek inlet. Concrete ramp 24 cars and trailers, plus 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, European Naiad

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

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