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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 fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

For an explanation of the recreational icons on this page, see below.

Rockland County, DEC Region 3
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Cedar Pond Brook Haverstraw 41.220167°N, 73.968835°W (Google Maps) hand launch 8 cars No gas motors. Municipal
Hudson River Haverstraw Haverstraw Bay Park. 41.212323°N, 73.965125°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam accessible(includes canoe/kayak launch and fishing pier) Municipal
Hudson River Piermont Parelli Park. 41.042139°N, 73.915951°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Nyack Nyack Beach State Park. 41.120127°N, 73.912155°W (Google Maps) hand launch 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Permit required, available from park manager. OPRHP
Hudson River Stony Point Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. 41.239840°N, 73.974653°W (Google Maps) hand launch 9 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam OPRHP
Lake Sebago Southfields Harriman State Park. 41.198521°N, 74.129466°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 50 cars Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Lake Welch Stony Point Harriman State Park. 41.228395°N, 74.085808°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Electric motors. Permit and key required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Rockland Lake Congers Rockland Lake State Park. 41.143508°N, 73.927727°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, European Naiad Electric motors only. 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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