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New York State Boat Launching Sites by County

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Boat launching sites exist in virtually every county of New York State. The following pages provide information on publicly available boat launches separated out by county. For your convenience, the type of launch, driving directions and parking capacity are included for each site.

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 fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

Boarding Dock Installation Schedule

Person unloading boat at the boat launch

Review the Spring 2017 Boarding Dock Installation page for anticipated dates DEC expects to install boarding docks in your region. For specific dates, contact your DEC Regional Operations office.

Boating Access Brochure

The publication entitled "New York State Boat Launching Sites (PDF, 2.96 MB) is only available as a PDF download. It contains a listing of boating access and launching areas available to the public. Other helpful information on launching and retrieving your boat and aquatic invasive species is included.

We are in the process of revising the brochure and expanding the number of public boat launch sites it covers. Once that update is completed, we will make it available electronically and as hard copies.

Lake Ontario High Water Warning

Due to unusually high water levels, some Lake Ontario boat launches have been closed and others may be difficult to use. Boaters should also pay close attention to the wake that their boats produce that could cause additional damage to already flooded lakeshore properties. See our list of boat launch closures along the Lake Ontario shoreline (PDF, 40 KB).

Boating Access Sites by County