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Boat Launch Sites for Schoharie County

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Schoharie County, DEC Region 4
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Blazer and Travis Ponds Jefferson 42.433985°N, 74.603309°W (Google Maps) hand launch 4 cars No gas motors. DEC
Franklinton Vlaie Pond Broome Franklinton Vlaie Wildlife Management Area. 42.520910°N, 74.306299°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 3 cars and trailers No gas motors. DEC
Looking Glass Pond Summit Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest. 42.550741°N, 74.493784°W (Google Maps) hand launch 8 cars accessible features(including fishing platforms) DEC
Lower Blenheim-Gilboa Reservoir North Blenheim Mine Kill State Park. 42.440352°N, 74.453554°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 65 cars and trailers Day use fee in season. OPRHP
Schoharie Creek Blenheim 42.500004°N, 74.419135°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Very shallow launch DEC
Schoharie Creek Esperance 42.739959°N, 74.333438°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars 500' carry to launch DEC
Schoharie Creek Central Bridge 42.708183°N, 74.324533°W (Google Maps) hand launch 8 cars 200' carry to launch DEC
Upper Blenheim-Gilboa Reservoir Gilboa 42.447711°N, 74.415959°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 4 cars Walk-in access. No gas motors or sailboats allowed. Must call 1-800-724-0309 before visiting site. NYPA

*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

accessible featuresAccessible 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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