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Boat Launch Sites for Otsego County

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Otsego County, DEC Region 4
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Basswood Pond Burlington Basswood Pond State Forest. 42.750509°N, 75.123248°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Accessible fishing platform. Electric motors only. DEC
Bear Swamp Pond Decatur Bear Swamp State Forest. 42.691647°N, 74.675349°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Electric motors only. DEC
Canadarago Lake Richfield Springs 42.818743°N, 75.013074°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars and trailers, 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Day use fee in season. OPRHP
Gilbert Lake Laurens Gilbert Lake State Park. 42.584647°N, 75.131015°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars Day use fee in season. Electric motors only. Boat permit required, see Park office. Boat rentals available. OPRHP
Goodyear Lake Milford Goodyear Lake Waterway Access. 42.504995°N, 74.975311°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Eurasian Watermilfoil
accessible featuresIncluding fishing platform at end of 1/2-mile accessible trail DEC
Otsego Lake Springfield Glimmerglass State Park. 42.791688°N, 74.867867°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars OPRHP
Otsego Lake Cooperstown 42.702753°N, 74.922145°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Municipal
Susquehanna River Colliersville 42.491287°N, 74.978824°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Zebra Mussel
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Susquehanna River Cooperstown 42.661450°N, 74.949275°W (Google Maps) hand launch 4 cars Zebra Mussel DEC
Susquehanna River Crumhorn Susquehanna State Forest. 42.556314°N, 74.942386°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 8 cars and trailers, 6 cars Zebra Mussel
accessible features DEC
Susquehanna River Emmons 42.457781°N, 75.007732°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars Zebra Mussel
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Susquehanna River Oneonta 42.441981°N, 75.099831°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars Zebra Mussel
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Susquehanna River Portlandville 42.528449°N, 74.971141°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Eurasian Watermilfoil accessible featuresBut water is very shallow which may impact ability to launch at low water levels. DEC
Susquehanna River Sidney 42.315483°N, 75.414102°W (Google Maps) hand launch 30 cars Zebra Mussel DEC
Susquehanna River Otego 42.376707°N, 75.200609°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Zebra Mussel DEC
Susquehanna River Unadilla 42.320532°N, 75.323223°W (Google Maps) hand launch 40 cars Zebra Mussel DEC
Unadilla River Butternuts 42.426760°N, 75.380133°W (Google Maps) hand launch 4 cars DEC

*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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