Boat Launch Sites for Albany 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 Bethlehem Boat Launch Site has been designed to be wheelchair accessible and has an accessible pit privy.
Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations
|Water||Town||Location||Type||Parking||Invasive Species Present*||Comments||Agency|
|Hudson River||Albany||Corning Preserve, Colonie Street, off Rte. 787 ** Very limited access during 2013 due to construction. Please use the Bethlehem site or Rensselaer site.||Concrete||15 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
|Hudson River||Bethlehem||Henry Hudson Park. Located off Lyons Road Approx. 1/2 mile north of the Hamlet of Cedar Hill on NY Route 144.||Concrete ramp||35 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
|Hudson River||Coeymans||Off Route 144 in Hamlet of Coeymans||Concrete ramp||40 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
|Thompsons Lake||Berne||Located on NY Route 157, 1/4 mile north of its' junction with NY Route 157A.||Beach launch||5 cars and trailers||Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
||15 hp limit||DEC|
*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.