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Boat Launch Sites for Orange 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.

Orange County, DEC Region 3
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Blue Lake Tuxedo Sterling Forest State Park. 41.168729°N, 74.262520°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only. Permit and sticker required; available from park manager. OPRHP
Delaware River Sparrowbush 41.405135°N, 74.740045°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 15 cars and trailers Didymo DEC
Hudson River Newburgh 41.498284°N, 74.005746°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 36 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam accessible Municipal
Hudson River New Windsor Kowawese Unique Area. 41.462375°N, 74.012806°W (Google Maps) hand launch 45 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Restrooms and other amenities. Municipal
Hudson River Highland Falls Mine Dock Park. 41.327386°N, 73.984522°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Island Pond Tuxedo Harriman State Park. 41.260296°N, 74.140684°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Permit and key required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. Electric motors only. Must have a valid NYS fishing license. OPRHP
Lake Askoti Tuxedo Harriman State Park. 41.242984°N, 74.101711°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Lake Kanawauke Tuxedo Harriman State Park. 41.234198°N, 74.116299°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Fanwort, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Eurasian Watermilfoil Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Lake Silvermine Woodbury Harriman State Park. 41.295374°N, 74.059520°W (Google Maps) hand launch 100 cars Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Lake Skannatati Tuxedo Harriman State Park. 41.241777°N, 74.102360°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Fanwort, Variable Leaf Milfoil Electric motors only. Permit required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Lake Tiorati Southfields Harriman State Park. 41.262309°N, 74.085175°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Fanwort, Variable Leaf Milfoil Electric motors only. Permit and key required from park manager at Tiorati Beach. OPRHP
Walton Lake Monroe 41.306852°N, 74.225270°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil Electric motors only. Trailer launching prohibited. 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

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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