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Boat Launch Sites for Onondaga County

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Onondaga County, DEC Region 7
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Jamesville Reservoir Jamesville 42.982205°N, 76.070779°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Water Chestnut, Starry Stonewart Carry to water. DEC
Labrador Pond Tully Labrador Hollow Unique Area. 42.785753°N, 76.054072°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil No motors permitted. Accessible fishing pier available. DEC
Oneida River Clay 43.210323°N, 76.266086°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel, Round Goby DEC
Oneida Lake Cicero Oneida Shores Park. 43.228063°N, 76.109098°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars, 40 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel, Round Goby Fee required. Municipal
Onondaga Lake Liverpool Onondaga Lake Park. 43.100382°N, 76.209010°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Round Goby Fee required. Municipal
Onondaga Lake Syracuse Kenneth P. Lynch. 43.073101°N, 76.204761°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Round Goby accessibleFishing platform. DEC
Otisco Lake Spafford 42.84331°N, 76.26339°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 13 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf pondweed, Asian Clam accessible DEC
Otisco Lake Spafford 42.844935°N, 76.265742°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf pondweed, Asian Clam Fishing pier available (causeway) DEC
Seneca River Baldwinsville Community Park. 43.147959°N, 76.320632°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars, 5 cars and trailers accessible Municipal
Seneca River Baldwinsville Mercer Park. 43.158079°N, 76.336664°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars, 5 cars and trailers accessible Municipal
Seneca River Lysander 43.128627°N, 76.257864°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 9 cars and trailers, 4 cars Fishing platform available. DEC
Skaneateles Lake Skaneateles 42.910835°N, 76.422596°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel accessibleHowever there is a steep incline from the parking area down to the boat ramp and loading dock area. The loading area can be accessed by car if necessary, but vehicles cannot be parked there. Accessible pit privy available. DEC
Spruce Pond Fabius Morgan Hill State Forest. 42.799219°N, 76.025669°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars Electric motors only. 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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