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Boat Launch Sites for Suffolk County

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

A marine waterways access project is being proposed by DEC. The environmental assessment documents are listed below.

Seasonal Access Permits

A seasonal access permit is required for all activities on most NYSDEC managed lands on Long Island. The permit is free and valid for three years. To obtain a seasonal access permit, use the link on the right to download the application and follow the instructions at the bottom of the first page of the document. Permit holders must observe regulations for use of NYSDEC managed lands in Suffolk County.

Suffolk County, DEC Region 1
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Artist Lake Brookhaven 40.885499°N, 72.931954°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Fanwort Electric motors only Municipal
Belmont Lake North Babylon Belmont Lake State Park. 40.735568°N, 73.340247°W (Google Maps) hand launch Ample parking Fanwort, Asian Clam Car top boats only. No gas motors. OPRHP
Block Island Sound/Lake Montauk Montauk 41.069114°N, 71.940102°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Fee/permit required Municipal
Carmans River Shirley 40.800856°N, 72.881074°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Asian Clam 300 yard carry required. Electric motors only. Via cooperative agreement with Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. DEC
Deep Pond Riverhead Schiff Scout Reservation. 40.935616°N, 72.833478°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars 300 yard carry required. Open for fishing weekdays, Sept. 15-June 15 only. Electric motors only. DEC
Forge Pond (Peconic River) Calverton 40.907608°N, 72.731203°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Parking for 10 cars and trailers, 5 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea, Asian Clam

accessible
Electric motors only

DEC
Fort Pond
East Hampton 41.035907°N, 71.946240°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Electric motors only DEC
Fresh Pond Montauk Hither Hills State Park. 41.017816°N, 72.020464°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 5 cars Electric motors only. 4x4 vehicles recommended. DEC, OPRHP
Great South Bay Babylon Captree State Park. 40.641140°N, 73.254791°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 67 cars and trailers

pumpout
(and wash down area)
Entrance fee

OPRHP
Great South Bay Great River Heckscher State Park. 40.706909°N, 73.174738°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 90 cars and trailers pumpout
(and wash down area)
OPRHP
Great South Bay Copiague Tanner Park. 40.660467°N, 73.393868°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 38 cars and trailers

pumpout
Fee/permit required

Municipal
Great South Bay Lindenhurst Venetian Shores Park. 40.669720°N, 73.350186°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 34 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Great South Bay Blue Point Corey Ave Ramp. 40.745206°N, 73.027790°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers

pumpout
Fee/permit required

Municipal
Great South Bay East Patchogue Pine Neck Ave Ramp. 40.749165°N, 72.996918°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 24 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Great South Bay East Islip East Islip Marina. 40.707648°N, 73.189784°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers

pumpout
Fee/permit required

Municipal
Great South Bay Shirley Smith Point County Marina. 40.740731°N, 72.873028°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Suffolk County
Lake Ronkonkoma Islip 40.829331°N, 73.128929°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Brittle Naiad

accessible
Electric motors only

DEC
Laurel Lake Southhold 40.977727°N, 72.556039°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Electric motors only. 200 yard carry. DEC
Long Beach Bay/Orient Harbor Orient 41.140940°N, 72.283492°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Long Island Sound/Cold Spring Harbor Cold Spring Harbor Cold Spring Harbor Ramp. 40.867181°N, 73.462086°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 12 cars and trailers Municipal
Long Island Sound/Nissequogue River Kings Park Sunken Meadow State Park. 40.909309°N, 73.246686°W (Google Maps) hand launch Ample parking Kayaks and canoes only OPRHP
Long Island Sound/Mattituck Creek Mattituck Mattituck Creek Waterway Access Site. 41.011552°N, 72.555860°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 60 cars and trailers

accessible pumpout
This ramp is part of a 12-acre parcel that has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, picnic tables, privies, trail, observation deck, washdown station and pumpout facility.

DEC
Long Island Sound/Northport Bay Eaton's Neck Hobart Beach Park. 40.927847°N, 73.402284°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 65 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Long Island Sound/Northport Bay Northport Asharoken Beach Park. 40.920070°N, 73.351426°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 54 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Long Island Sound Fort Salonga Soundview Ramp. 40.923959°N, 73.347159°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 90 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Long Island Sound Jamesport Iron Pier Beach. 40.987473°N, 72.616276°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required. Exposed to strong wave action.

Municipal
Long Island Sound/Mount Sinai Harbor Brookhaven Cedar Town Beach. 40.964073°N, 73.027286°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 75 cars and trailers

pumpout
Fee/permit required. Fishing pier.

Municipal
Long Island Sound/Port Jefferson Harbor Port Jefferson Port Jefferson Ramp. 40.945973°N, 73.072610°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 90 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Long Island Sound/Huntington Harbor Huntington Mill Dam Ramp. 40.886412°N, 73.422160°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Long Island Sound/Stony Brook Harbor Stony Brook Stony Brook Ramp. 40.920724°N, 73.150080°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 17 cars and trailers

Fee/permit required

Municipal
Long Island Sound East Marion Oyster Ponds Waterway Access Site. 41.140752°N, 72.318287°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 24 cars and trailers, 6 cars Small boats (<20 ft) only. 4-wheel drive vehicles recommended. Launch and recover at high tides. Exposed to strong wave action. DEC
Lower Yaphank (Lily) Lake Yaphank 40.833909°N, 72.916883°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 6 cars and trailers Electric motors only DEC
Mattituck Creek Mattituck Mattituck Creek Ramp. 40.993121°N, 72.537629°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Fee/permit required. For town residents only. Municipal
Moriches Bay Mastic Forge River Ramp & Marina. 40.797906°N, 72.831577°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Fee/permit required. Small boats recommended. Municipal
Moriches Bay East Moriches Maple Ave Ramp. 40.801079°N, 72.754084°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Limited parking Fee/permit required. Municipal
Moriches Bay Eastport Seatuck Creek Ramp. 40.817607°N, 72.730159°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Limited parking Municipal
Moriches Bay East Moriches Moriches Waterway Access Site. 40.792194°N, 72.746495°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 12 cars and trailers Launch and recover at high tides. Small boats only. DEC
Nissequogue River Kings Park Nissequogue River State Park. 40.900041°N, 73.231478°W (Google Maps) hand launch Kayaks and canoes only OPRHP
Nissequogue River Smithtown Paul T. Given Park. 40.857588°N, 73.210957°W (Google Maps) hand launch 35 cars Kayaks and canoes only Suffolk County
Northwest Harbor/Gardiners Bay East Hampton Northwest Harbor County Park. 41.010009°N, 72.247286°W (Google Maps)

hard surface launch

Small boats (<20 ft) only. Fee/permit required. Suffolk County
Orient Harbor Greenport Norman E. Klipp Park. 41.111069°N, 72.349632°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Fee/permit required. For town residents only. Municipal
Otis Pike Preserve (Prestons Pond) Manorville 40.904424°N, 72.817005°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 cars Electric motors only DEC
Otis Pike Preserve (Forest & Niger Ponds) Manorville 40.899607°N, 72.814948°W (Google Maps) hand launch 2 cars Electric motors only DEC
Otis Pike Preserve (Linus Pond) Manorville 40.890672°N, 72.816991°W (Google Maps) hand launch 2 cars Electric motors only DEC
Otis Pike Preserve (Jones Pond) Manorville 40.882683°N, 72.826580°W (Google Maps) hand launch 2 cars Electric motors only DEC
Otis Pike Preserve (Sandy, Grassy, Peasys & Duck Ponds) Manorville 40.899009°N, 72.828324°W (Google Maps) hand launch 4 cars Electric motors only DEC

Peconic Bay

South Jamesport South Jamesport Ramp. 40.943875°N, 72.571525°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 45 cars and trailers Fee/permit required Municipal
Peconic Bay Southold Cedar Beach Ramp. 41.037229°N, 72.390145°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Fee/permit required. Launch and recover at high tides. For town residents only. Municipal
Peconic Bay New Suffolk New Suffolk Ramp. 40.990674°N, 72.471488°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Fee/permit required. 20 foot limit. For town residents only. Municipal
Peconic River (River Road West) Calverton 40.904454°N, 72.769347°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea, Asian Clam Hand carry to water (100 yards). Electric motors only. DEC
Peconic River (River Road East) Calverton 40.904308°N, 72.766228°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea, Asian Clam Hand carry to water (75 yards). Electric motors only. DEC
Peconic River (Lower) - Upper Mills Riverhead Peconic River Canoe Launch. 40.916106°N, 72.701705°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea 50 yard carry to the water. Electric motors only. Municipal
Peconic River (Lower) Riverhead Weeping Willow Park. 40.916853°N, 72.680983°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea Electric motors only Municipal
Peconic River (Lower) Riverhead 40.914290°N, 72.687420°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 5 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea
Electric motors only DEC
Peconic River (Upper) Calverton At Edwards Ave. and Mill Rd. 40.904610°N, 72.743566°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea, Asian Clam

accessible
Electric motors only

DEC
Peconic River (Upper) Calverton 40.901101°N, 72.752536°W (Google Maps) hand launch 4 cars Fanwort, Parrot Feather, European Frogbit, Water Primrose, Brazilian Elodea, Asian Clam Electric motors only DEC
Peconic River (Upper) Manorville 40.900538°N, 72.773676°W (Google Maps) hand launch Electric motors only DEC
Randall Pond Ridge Ridge Conservation Area. 40.897706°N, 72.891511°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Electric motors only. Fishing piers. DEC
Shinnecock Bay Southampton 40.878117°N, 72.443121°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Fee/permit required Municipal
Shinnecock Bay Hampton Bays Edward Warner Marine Park. 40.841351°N, 72.498740°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Fee/permit required Municipal
Swan Pond Calverton 40.900033°N, 72.789250°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 cars Water Chestnut, Asian Clam Suffolk County
Wildwood Lake Riverhead 40.896473°N, 72.672937°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 4 cars and trailers, 2 cars Fanwort, Asian Clam Electric motors only. Fishing for Southampton Town residents only. DEC

*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.

pumpoutPumpout - Launch has a boat pumpout.

Marine Waterways Access Project

DEC proposes development of a Marine Waterways Access Site near Hashamomuck Pond in Southold to provide unrestricted access to the Peconic Estuary.

Comments were due on the Environmental Assessment for this project by July 7, 2017 and the comment period is now closed. The Environmental Assessment and Appendices are listed below.

Any questions on this project should be sent to:

Christopher LaPorta
Bureau of Marine Habitat
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
205 N. Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY 11733
or by Email