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Boat Launch Sites for Rockland 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

Note: Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat.

  • Hard surface or concrete ramp--site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach 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 launch--no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.
  • Car top launch--For canoe/kayak launching. Limited parking available.
Rockland County, DEC Region 3
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Hudson River Haverstraw Haverstraw Bay County Park. Off 9W east on Railroad Ave (Co Rte 94) becomes Grassy Point Rd (Co Rte 108), right on Gagan Rd (Co Rte 109). Two concrete ramps 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Fishing Pier. Accessible to people with disabilities. Municipal
Hudson River Piermont Parelli Park off Piermont Ave (Co Rte 1) just north of pier. Hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Hudson River Upper Nyack Nyack Beach State Park, Northern Broadway, Upper Nyack. Hand launch 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam
Permit required, available from Park Manager. OPRHP
Lake Sebago Sloatsburg Harriman State Park. On Seven Lakes Drive, 4 miles north of Sloatsburg. Beach launch 50 cars Permit required from park manager. Electric motors only. OPRHP
Lake Welch Stony Point Harriman State Park. On Route 106, 6 miles west of Stony Point. Hard surface ramp 10 cars and trailers Electric motors. Permit and key required, available from park manager of Beaver Pond Campground. OPRHP
Minisceonga Creek Haverstraw Off 9W east on Tailroad Ave. (Co Rte 94) becomes Grassy Point Rd. (Co Rte 108). Hand launch 8 cars No gas motors Municipal
Rockland Lake Congers Rte. 9W, 3 miles west of Rte. 59 Hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, European Naiad
Electric motors OPRHP

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.

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