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Boat Launch Sites for Putnam County

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Putnam County, DEC Region 3
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Canopus Lake Carmel Clarence Fahnestock State Park. 41.457230°N, 73.831649°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil Electric motors only. Permit required, available from park manager. OPRHP
Hudson River Cold Spring Foundry Dock Park. 41.414232°N, 73.958091°W (Google Maps) hand launch 4 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam 20 hp limit. Permit required for trailer launching. Municipal
Hudson River Cold Spring Dockside Park within Hudson Highlands State Park. 41.418122°N, 73.962016°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam OPRHP
Stillwater Pond Carmel Clarence Fahnestock State Park. 41.445510°N, 73.816690°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager. OPRHP
Waywayanda Lake Carmel California Hill State Forest. 41.437201°N, 73.782838°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars Electric motors only. DEC
White Pond Kent White Pond Multiple Use Area. 41.499207°N, 73.729247°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars and trailers accessible(including fishing pier)
Electric motors only.

*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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