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Boat Launch Sites for Steuben 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.

Steuben County, DEC Region 8
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Almond Reservoir Hornellsville Kanakadea Park. 42.350256°N, 77.711844°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed No motors. Municipal
Chemung River Corning 42.145363°N, 77.039324°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars and trailers DEC
Chemung River Corning 42.115611°N, 77.004743°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars DEC
Cohocton River Bath 42.313816°N, 77.281326°W (Google Maps) hand launch 4 cars Municipal
Cohocton River Campbell 42.252631°N, 77.216245°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Municipal
Cohocton River Erwin Kinsella Park. 42.167740°N, 77.107242°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 8 cars Municipal
Canisteo River Canisteo Rotary Park. 42.278932°N, 77.611072°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars The Canisteo River levels can change rapidly due to upstream dam operations. Municipal
Canisteo River Cameron 42.178474°N, 77.363572°W (Google Maps) hand launch 7 cars Municipal
Canisteo River Rathbone 42.136780°N, 77.322048°W (Google Maps) hand launch 25 cars The Canisteo River levels can change rapidly due to upstream dam operations. Municipal
Canisteo River Addison 42.106811°N, 77.227716°W (Google Maps) hand launch 25 cars Municipal
Sanford Lake Bath Birdseye Hollow State Forest. 42.330009°N, 77.179962°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Electric motors only. DEC
Tioga River Lindley 42.028621°N, 77.132182°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars DEC
Tioga River Erwin 42.120617°N, 77.128543°W (Google Maps) hand launch 7 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.


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