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Boat Launch Sites for Sullivan 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

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

  • Hard surface or concrete ramp--site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach 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 launch--no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.
  • Car top launch--For canoe/kayak launching. Limited parking available.
Sullivan County, DEC Region 3
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Basher Kill Marsh 4 miles south of Wurtsboro, Town of Mamakating. Off Route 209, Haven Road and South Road. Hand launch (4) 8-20 cars per site Electric motors only DEC
Cliff Lake Lumberland Walk in access 1 mile from parking lot. From east end of Mongaup River bridge off County Route 43. Go north on rough access road and follow signs to parking. 8 cars Electric motors only. Open May 1- November 30. DEC
Crystal Lake Freemont Off Lake Tennanah Road on Crystal Lake Road, 8 miles southwest of Hamlet of Roscoe. Rough road. Hand launch 30 cars (0.1 mi from lake) lakeside for 5 cars Electric motors only DEC
Delaware River Callicoon Off Route 97 in the Hamlet of Callicoon, Town of Delaware. Hand launch 40 cars Didymo
Delaware River Highland Town of Highland. Off Route 97 1.5 miles west of Barryville. Hand launch 40 cars Didymo
Delaware River Narrowsburg Town of Tusten. Off Route 97, Race Course Road (Co Rte 24) to DeMauro Lane (adjacent to town hall). Hard surface ramp 24 cars and trailers Didymo
Delaware River Skinners Falls Town of Cochecton. Off Route 97 on Skinners Falls Road, 6 1/2 miles north of Narrowsburg adjacent to Milan, PA bridge. Hand launch 50 cars Didymo
Lake Huntington Cochecton Off Route 52 on Narrowsburg Road (Co Rte 113), Town of Cochecton. Concrete ramp 5 cars and trailers DEC
Lake Superior On Dr Dugan Road 1.5 miles south of the Hamlet of Bethel. Hand launch 120 cars Electric motors only. By daily fee or annual permit. DEC
Loch Sheldrake In Hamlet of Loch Sheldrake, Town of Fallsburg. DEC cooperative agreement. Junction Route 52 and Hasbrouck Road. Hand launch 20 cars Municipal
Mongaup Falls Reservoir Forestburgh Off Route 42 on Forestburgh Road in the Town of Forestburgh. Concrete ramp 10 cars and trailers Electric motors only. Open April 1- November 30. DEC
Mongaup Pond DeBruce Campground, Town of Rockland. Off Route 17 at exit 96, 6 miles west on DeBruce Road (County Route 81& 82) to the Hamlet of DeBruce, 3 miles north of Mongaup Pond Road at Mongaup Pond Campsite. Hand launch 20 cars Electric motors only DEC
Rio Reservoir Old Plank Rd off Rt 42, 2 1/4mi southwest of the Hamlet of Forestburgh, Town of Forestburgh. Hand launch (just north of dam) 15 cars and trailers Electric motors only. Open April 1- November 30. DEC
White Lake North White Lake Off Route 17B west of the City of Monticello, Town of Bethel, 1 mile north on White Lake Road (County Route 55) in the Hamlet of North White Lake. Hard surface ramp and fishing pier 24 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil
No vessels exceeding 20' in length, except deck, pontoon, or sailboats DEC

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

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