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Boat Launch Sites for St. Lawrence 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.

St. Lawrence County, DEC Region 6
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Black Lake Morristown 44.510060°N, 75.611909°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 55 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel OPRHP
Bog River Flow (Lows Lake) Piercefield Bog River Complex. 44.115568°N, 74.626198°W (Google Maps) hand launch 8 cars No motors permitted DEC
Cranberry Lake Clifton 44.220621°N, 74.846561°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 55 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil DEC
Cranberry Lake Clifton Cranberry Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 44.196514°N, 74.828086°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars Variable Leaf Milfoil Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. Accessible fishing pier available. DEC
Fish Creek Macomb 44.481371°N, 75.582658°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars DEC
Fish Creek Macomb Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area. 44.483638°N, 75.577189°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars accessible
0.8-mile hand carry
DEC
Fish Creek Macomb Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area. 44.517396°N, 75.526104°W (Google Maps) hand launch DEC
Grass Lake Rossie 44.341669°N, 75.718639°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars European Frogbit 10 hp limit DEC
Grass River Canton Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area. 44.621358°N, 75.226687°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 14 cars and trailers European Frogbit Suitable for canoes & small motor boats DEC
Higley Flow Colton Higley Flow State Park. 44.507987°N, 74.913382°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil OPRHP
Higley Flow Colton Big Rock Picnic Area. 44.529338°N, 74.931976°W (Google Maps) hand launch Variable Leaf Milfoil Brookfield Renewable Energy
Horseshoe Lake Piercefield Bog River Complex. 44.134751°N, 74.629986°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Accessible fishing platform DEC
Indian River Rossie 44.361778°N, 75.649556°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel DEC
Lake Ozonia Hopkinton 44.604104°N, 74.624938°W (Google Maps) hand launch 30 cars 10 hp limit DEC
Little River Fine Aldrich Pond Wild Forest. 44.143223°N, 75.027784°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars accessible DEC
Oswegatchie River Edwards 44.316052°N, 75.250835°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel DEC
Oswegatchie River Edwards 44.323799°N, 75.252635°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel DEC
Oswegatchie River Heuvelton 44.612083°N, 75.409062°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Oswegatchie River Fine Five Ponds Wilderness. 44.124583°N, 74.959791°W (Google Maps) hand launch 25 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel No motors permitted DEC
Oswegatchie River Rossie Yellow Lake State Forest. 44.307092°N, 75.594603°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel accessible DEC
Oswegatchie River Ogdensburg Eel Weir State Park. 44.630163°N, 75.474542°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 55 cars and trailers European Frogbit, Zebra Mussel OPRHP
Piercefield Flow Piercefield Piercefield Boat Launch. 44.231182°N, 74.560146°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars and trailers Accessible fishing dock and overlook. Also has a picnic area. Municipal
Raquette River Colton Carry Falls Reservoir. 44.433367°N, 74.748926°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Eurasian Watermilfoil Brookfield Renewable Energy
Raquette River Colton Stark Falls Reservoir. 44.452481°N, 74.764099°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil Brookfield Renewable Energy
Raquette River Parishville Blake Falls Reservoir. 44.468754°N, 74.763669°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil Brookfield Renewable Energy
Raquette River Parishville Rainbow Falls Reservoir. 44.514551°N, 74.821260°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Eurasian Watermilfoil Brookfield Renewable Energy
Raquette River Colton Five Falls Reservoir. 44.528669°N, 74.842571°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Eurasian Watermilfoil Brookfield Renewable Energy
Raquette River Colton South Colton Reservoir. 44.516144°N, 74.879700°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil Brookfield Renewable Energy
Raquette River Various There are numerous other sites designed for canoe/kayak launching on the Raquette River from Massena south to Piercefield. hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil Various
Star Lake Fine 44.159019°N, 75.034862°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Electric motors only DEC
St. Lawrence River Massena Barnhart Island in Robert Moses State Park. 45.000199°N, 74.859363°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Massena Hawkins Point Visitor Center at Robert Moses State Park. 45.998839°N, 74.795239°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 12 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Waddington Brandy Brook Boat Launch. 44.873261°N, 75.163143°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Massena 44.955866°N, 74.924630°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea NY Power Authority
St. Lawrence River Morristown Jacques Cartier State Park. 44.562515°N, 75.686175°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Waddington Coles Creek State Park. 44.889122°N, 75.122923°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Louisville Adjacent to Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area. 44.928771°N, 75.010709°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea OPRHP
St. Lawrence River Hammond Chippewa Bay. 44.441876°N, 75.762977°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea Municipal
St. Lawrence River Ogdensburg 44.704305°N, 75.488008°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea Municipal
St. Lawrence River Ogdensburg Greenbelt Park. 44.698388°N, 75.497117°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit, Starry Stonewort, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea Municipal
St. Regis River Brasher Brasher State Forest. 44.877315°N, 74.775665°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars DEC
Streeter Lake Fine Aldrich Pond Wild Forest. 44.111877°N, 75.071275°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 cars DEC
Sucker Lake Fine 44.180511°N, 75.126083°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Electric motors only DEC
Sylvia Lake Fowler 44.250820°N, 75.405459°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed Site provided via Fish and Wildlife Management Agreement (FWMA) with Zinc Corp. of America. DEC
Tooley Pond Clare Grass River Wild Forest. 44.274497°N, 74.918978°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars accessible
Electric motors only
DEC
Yellow Lake Macomb 44.342631°N, 75.589507°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil Upper lot - 2000' carry with parking for 10 cars.
Lower lot - 200' carry with parking for 4 cars; open during summer 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.


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