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Boat Launch Sites for Herkimer 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.

Herkimer County, DEC Region 6
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Fourth Lake Webb Alger Island Campground & Fourth Lake Day Use Area. 43.736572°N, 74.892007°W (Google Maps) hand launch 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Swollen Bladderwort Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Frankfort Frankfort Marina. 43.041050°N, 75.069302°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers, 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Accessible fishing dock available Municipal
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Herkimer 43.018779°N, 74.978715°W (Google Maps) hand launch 40 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Accessible fishing dock available Municipal
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Herkimer 43.017229°N, 74.997482°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Little Falls 43.025583°N, 74.882083°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Accessible fishing dock available Municipal
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Little Falls Rotary Park. 43.033539°N, 74.866107°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Mohawk 43.015249°N, 75.012893°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Accessible fishing dock available DEC
Mohawk River/Barge Canal Ilion Ilion Marina. 43.019410°N, 75.028276°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars, 6 cars with trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Moshier Reservoir Webb 43.896748°N, 75.054546°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars DEC
Nicks Lake Webb Nicks Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 43.675391°N, 74.989005°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 20 cars No motors permitted. Accessible picnic area, restrooms, shower house, and campsites. Day use fee in season. Open when campground is operating. DEC
North Lake Ohio Black River Wild Forest. 43.524222°N, 74.94353°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Quiver Pond Webb 43.738423°N, 74.872165°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Accessible fishing pier/bulkhead DEC
Stillwater Reservoir Webb 43.890621°N, 75.035312°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 30 cars and trailers Variable Leaf Milfoil accessible DEC
South Lake Ohio 43.517417°N, 74.908799°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Twitchell Lake Webb 43.840864°N, 74.893438°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 3 cars and trailers, 5 cars DEC
Weaver Lake Warren 42.847941°N, 74.927454°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Frogbit Electric motors only DEC
Woodhull Lake Webb Black River Wild Forest. 43.601482°N, 75.020045°W (Google Maps) hand launch accessible 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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