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Boat Launch Sites for Washington 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.

Attention Boaters and Anglers

Spiny water flea, an invasive zooplankton species, has been confirmed in Lake Champlain. Please help us prevent further spread of this species in the Adirondacks by:

  1. Completely drying fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments of your boat.
  2. Decontaminating fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments with hot water (at least 140° F).

If drying or decontaminating are not possible, thoroughly flush your boat and equipment with water free of water fleas in an area that will not drain into the waterbody you will be boating on.

Washington County, DEC Region 5
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Carters Pond Greenwich Carters Pond Wildlife Management Area. 43.164552°N, 73.423930°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only DEC
Champlain Canal

Fort Edward

Lock C7. 43.255958°N, 73.584864°W (Google Maps) hand launch 7 cars Canal Corp.
Champlain Canal Fort Edward 43.260631°N, 73.580616°W (Google Maps) hand launch 12 cars Municipal
Champlain Canal Greenwich 43.170170°N, 73.579335°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Municipal
Champlain Canal Hudson Falls Lock C9. 43.355296°N, 73.495294°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Canal Corp.
Champlain Canal Fort Ann 43.414331°N, 73.485403°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Municipal
Champlain Canal Comstock 43.459338°N, 73.441108°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Municipal
Champlain Canal Whitehall 43.550870°N, 73.402745°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars, 5 cars and trailers Municipal
Cossayuna Lake Argyle 43.218552°N, 73.411210°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed accessible DEC
Dead Lake Jackson 43.097498°N, 73.377891°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 cars DEC
Glens Falls Feeder Canal Hudson Falls Martindale Boat Basin Park. 43.305994°N, 73.581307°W (Google Maps) hand launch 8 cars Municipal
Hudson River Fort Edward Bradley Beach. 43.266892°N, 73.590915°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Lake Champlain Whitehall 43.575319°N, 73.433936°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 48 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea
accessible
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page
DEC
Lake Lauderdale Jackson Lauderdale Park. 43.087961°N, 73.371938°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Municipal

*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.

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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