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Boat Launch Sites for Nassau 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.

Nassau County, DEC Region 1
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Comments Agency
Hempstead Bay Glen Cove 40.857167°N, 73.650030°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Fee/permit required Municipal
Hempstead Bay Glenwood Landing 40.835308°N, 73.651347°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Fee/permit required Municipal
Hempstead Bay Port Washington Bar Beach Park. 40.826772°N, 73.656091°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars and trailers Fee/permit required Municipal
Hempstead Lake Hempstead Hempstead Lake State Park. 40.679632°N, 73.644719°W (Google Maps) hand launch Ample parking

Annual $50 Launch Fee - Car top boats only. No trailers. No gas motors.

Inflatables only with NMMA Certification.

State Parks permit required.

Trail to water's edge.

OPRHP
Jones Beach Inlet Wantagh Jones Beach State Park. 40.589797°N, 73.552406°W (Google Maps) hand launch 50 cars Kayaks and canoes only OPRHP
Jones Beach Inlet Wantagh Jones Beach State Park. 40.601692°N, 73.513790°W (Google Maps) hand launch 340 cars Kayaks and canoes only OPRHP
Jones Inlet/ Middle Bay Lido Beach Hempstead Town Marina West. 40.593392°N, 73.590903°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch

pumpout
21 foot limit

Municipal
Manhasset Bay Port Washington Manorhaven Beach Park. 40.839202°N, 73.713726°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Fee/permit required. Launch and recover at high tides. Municipal
Middle Bay Freeport 40.646895°N, 73.568106°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Fee/permit required Municipal
Oyster Bay Harbor Oyster Bay Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Waterway Access Site. 40.876350°N, 73.538427°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars with trailers

accessible
Permit required

DEC
Oyster Bay Harbor Oyster Bay Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. 40.876485°N, 73.536040°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 90 cars and trailers

pumpout
Fee/permit required

Municipal
Reynolds Channel Long Beach 40.593552°N, 73.665927°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Non-motorized and personal watercraft are prohibited. Municipal
South Oyster Bay Massapequa John J. Burns Town Park. 40.662456°N, 73.446920°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Fee/permit required Municipal

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.

pumpoutPumpout - Launch has a boat pumpout.