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Boat Launch Sites for Saratoga 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.

Attention Boaters and Anglers

Spiny water flea, an invasive zooplankton species, has been found in certain waters in Saratoga County. Please help us prevent further spread of this species by:

  1. Completely drying fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments of your boat.
  2. Decontaminating fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments with hot water (at least 140° F).

If drying or decontaminating are not possible, thoroughly flush your boat and equipment with water free of water fleas in an area that will not drain into the waterbody you will be boating on.

Saratoga County, DEC Region 5
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Ballston Lake Ballston Lake 42.957177°N, 73.852296°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars Accessible fishing pier Municipal
Champlain Canal Schuylerville Hudson Crossing Park. 43.114292°N, 73.578233°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Municipal
Great Sacandaga Lake Hadley 43.271648°N, 74.055386°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 44 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Brittle Naiad, Spiny Waterflea accessible
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page.
DEC
Hudson River Corinth 43.220708°N, 73.768970°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel OPRHP
Hudson River Moreau 43.254632°N, 73.588272°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel
accessible DEC
Hudson River Schuylerville Fort Hardy Park. 43.102026°N, 73.575624°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars, 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Hudson River Schuylerville Fort Hardy Park. 43.099210°N, 73.576485°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Hudson River Schuylerville 43.036086°N, 73.592791°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars, 2 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Hudson River Stillwater Stillwater Riverfront Park. 42.994368°N, 73.610182°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Hudson River Mechanicville 42.904192°N, 73.684026°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars, 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Hudson River Mechanicville 42.876481°N, 73.676719°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Canal Corp.
Hudson River Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. 42.838162°N, 73.672162°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Hudson River Halfmoon Lock C1. 42.825520°N, 73.665446°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars, 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Canal Corp.
Hudson River Waterford Battery Park. 42.785823°N, 73.677720°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars, 6 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel OPRHP
Hudson River Waterford Peebles Island State Park. 42.785947°N, 73.680783°W (Google Maps) hand launch 50 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel OPRHP
Mohawk River Waterford Lock 6 State Canal Park. 42.807909°N, 73.714297°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Canal Corp.
Mohawk River Clifton Park 42.822451°N, 73.735972°W (Google Maps) hand launch 8 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Mohawk River Clifton Park 42.796982°N, 73.760497°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Mohawk River Clifton Park Mohawk Landing Nature Preserve. 42.824650°N, 73.857491°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars, 2 cars with trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Moreau Lake Moreau Moreau Lake State Park. 43.227366°N, 73.712975°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil No motors permitted. OPRHP
Round Lake Malta 42.934793°N, 73.790750°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 9 cars and trailers, 11 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Brittle Naiad accessible Municipal/ DEC
Saratoga Lake Saratoga 43.053037°N, 73.720725°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Overflow parking available. OPRHP

*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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