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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.
International Symbol of Accessibility

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

Albany County, DEC Region 4
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
Municipal
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
Accessible DEC
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
DEC
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.


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