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Boat Launch Sites for Madison 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.

Madison County, DEC Region 7
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Cazenovia Lake Cazenovia 42.924532°N, 75.870201°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Hand carry over perimeter boulders. DOT
Cazenovia Lake Cazenovia Lakeside Park. 42.938561°N, 75.861507°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 8 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Launch permit required. Call 315-655-3041 for hours of operation. Municipal
Cazenovia Lake Cazenovia Helen McNitt State Park. 42.971236°N, 75.877238°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Must carry watercraft 75 yards to water. OPRHP
Eaton Brook Reservoir Eaton 42.860618°N, 75.690664°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 13 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel DEC
Lebanon Reservoir Lebanon 42.799227°N, 75.610695°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 14 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed DEC
Lake Moraine (Madison Reservoir) Madison 42.859180°N, 75.513054°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 13 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed DEC
Oneida Lake Sullivan 43.161472°N, 75.928081°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 100 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, Zebra Mussel, Round Goby accessible DEC
Stoney Pond Nelson Stoney Pond State Forest. 42.882000°N, 75.713473°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only. DEC
Upper Leland Pond Eaton 42.878436°N, 75.573934°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed Accessible fishing pier available. 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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