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Boat Launch Sites for Richmond County

For an explanation of the recreational icons on this page, see below.

New York City Parks offers additional opportunities for launching kayaks and canoes throughout the five boroughs. See the New York City Water Trail (leaves DEC website) for a comprehensive list and map.

Richmond County, DEC Region 2
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Lemon Creek Staten Island 40.518715°N, 74.203329°W (Google Maps) hand launch

Street parking
Paddling is only possible at high tide. DEC
Old Place Creek Staten Island 40.627251°N, 74.182371°W (Google Maps) hand launch
accessible DEC
Raritan Bay Staten Island Great Kills Park. 40.543712°N, 74.127196°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch
Permit required. National Park Service

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

Boat Launch Types

Use the following definitions to help you determine if a site will accommodate your boat:

hard surface launchHard surface launch - Site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.

unimproved trailer launchUnimproved trailer 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 launchHand launch - No trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.

Other Icons

accessibleAccessible Features - Locations are identified above. Sites are accessible to the top of the boat ramp, if provided at a site. Parking, as well as other amenities such as bathrooms and informational kiosks, are also accessible. Some sites on larger waters also have accessible boarding docks. Contact your local DEC office for additional details. See a full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.


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