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Boat Launch Sites for Oswego 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.
Oswego County, DEC Region 7
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Lake Ontario Mexico Mexico Point. Off Route 104B, one mile north of Texas. Dual concrete ramps 105 cars and trailers plus 29 cars OPRHP
Oneida Lake Toad Harbor Town of West Monroe, off Shaw Drive. Hand launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel
Salmon River Reservoir Little America On the CCC Road off Orwell-Redfield Road, 4 1/2 miles west of Hamlet of Redfield. Beach launch 16 cars DEC
Salmon River Reservoir Redfield County Route 17 in the Hamlet of Redfield. Beach ramp 6 cars and trailers DEC
Salmon River Richland Pine Grove Road, Off Route 3 1/2 miles south of Route 13 at Port Ontario. Dual gravel ramps 120 cars and trailers Access to Lake Ontario OPRHP
Salmon River Reservoir On Jackson Road off the Orwell-Redfield Road. 5 1/2 miles west of Hamlet of Redfield. Concrete ramp 22 cars and trailers DEC
Salmon River Reservoir Redfield County Route 17 in the Hamlet of Redfield. Concrete ramp 20 cars and trailers DEC
Sandy Pond Sandy Creek On Doreen Drive. From State Route 3, take Stanley Drive to Doreen Drive. Concrete ramp DEC

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

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