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Boat Launch Sites for Westchester 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 fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

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

Westchester County, DEC Region 3
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Hudson River Cortlandt Oscawana Island Nature Preserve. 41.229284°N, 73.923497°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam No gas motors; 0.1-mile walk in access. Municipal
Hudson River/Annsville Creek Cortlandt Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center within Hudson Highlands State Park. 41.297432°N, 73.937626°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam OPRHP
Hudson River Cortlandt Croton Point Park. 41.183534°N, 73.899444°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Irvington Scenic Hudson Park. 41.035227°N, 73.874682°W (Google Maps) hand launch 74 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam No motors. Municipal
Hudson River Peekskill Riverfront Green Park. 41.285458°N, 73.932315°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam City of Peekskill daily or season launch fees apply. Municipal
Hudson River Yonkers JFK Marina and Park. 40.956233°N, 73.897405°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 44 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Permit and fee required. Municipal
Hudson River Montrose George's Island Park. 41.235926°N, 73.942838°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Mohansic Lake Yorktown Heights Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. 41.280634°N, 73.805011°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil Electric motors only. Permit required, available from park manager. OPRHP

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

Boat Launch Types

Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular 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.


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