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Boat Launch Sites for Ulster 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.

Ulster County, DEC Region 3
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Alder Lake Hardenburgh Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest. 42.049673°N, 74.681377°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only. DEC
Chodikee Lake Lloyd 41.770704°N, 73.988383°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars Water Chestnut Electric motors only. No sailboats. DEC
Hudson River Lloyd Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park. 41.714641°N, 73.948737°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Esopus George H. Freer Memorial Beach. 41.910241°N, 73.973008°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Esopus Sleightsburgh Park. 41.919690°N, 73.974462°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 19 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Saugerties 42.040082°N, 73.941732°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Saugerties 42.098640°N, 73.931249°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River/Esopus Creek Saugerties Tina Chorvas Memorial Waterfront Park. 42.071313°N, 73.945153°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam No motors permitted. Permit required from Village of Saugerties. Non-resident fee. Municipal
Hudson River Saugerties Turkey Point State Forest. 42.014459°N, 73.939400°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam accessible DEC
Hudson River Ulster Charles Rider Park. 41.972918°N, 73.955120°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam accessible Municipal
Hudson River Saugerties Sojourner Truth/Ulster Landing County Park. 42.005144°N, 73.944413°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 3 cars and trailers, 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Kingston Kingston Point Beach. 41.929920°N, 73.965151°W (Google Maps) hand launch 90 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Lake Minnewaska Gardner Minnewaska State Park Preserve. 41.728761°N, 74.237368°W (Google Maps) hand launch 200 cars No motors permitted. Permit required from park manager. OPRHP
Lower Esopus Creek Kingston 41.939708°N, 74.024571°W (Google Maps) hand launch 12 cars accessible(including fishing platform) DEC
Lower Esopus Creek Saugerties Saugerties Village Beach. 42.071214°N, 73.951748°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 8 cars and trailers Permit required from Village of Saugerties. Non-resident fee. Municipal
Onteora Lake Kingston Bluestone Wild Forest. 41.984091°N, 74.082827°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars accessible(including fishing platform)
Electric motors only.
DEC
Pine Hill Lake Pine Hill Belleayre Beach. 42.125737°N, 74.473167°W (Google Maps) hand launch 60 cars Day use fee. Steam cleaning receipt required. ORDA
Rondout Creek Kingston 41.884835°N, 74.030165°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 5 cars and trailers DEC
Tillson Lake Gardner Minnewaska State Park Preserve. 41.671697°N, 74.252371°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager. OPRHP
Upper Pond Mt. Tremper Kenneth L. Wilson Campground & Day Use Area. 42.024589°N, 74.220490°W (Google Maps) hand launch 50 cars Accessible fishing platform. Day use fee in season. Access available year round, when conditions allow. No motors permitted. DEC
Wallkill River Rosendale 41.802056°N, 74.085675°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed DEC
Wallkill River New Paltz Ulster County Fairgrounds. 41.720657°N, 74.118860°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed Municipal
Wallkill River New Paltz 41.743408°N, 74.093218°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed Electric motors only. 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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