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Boat Launch Sites for Fulton County

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Attention Boaters and Anglers

Spiny water flea, an invasive zooplankton species, has been confirmed in the Great Sacandaga Lake. Please help us prevent further spread of this species in the Adirondacks by:

  1. Completely drying fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments of your boat.
  2. Decontaminating fishing equipment and all water-holding compartments with hot water (at least 140° F).

If drying or decontaminating are not possible, thoroughly flush your boat and equipment with water free of water fleas in an area that will not drain into the waterbody you will be boating on.

Fulton County, DEC Region 5
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Caroga Lake Caroga Lake Caroga Lake Campground & Day Use Area. 43.123466°N, 74.473514°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil Day use fee in season. Open when campground is operating. DEC
Great Sacandaga Lake Broadalbin 43.103817°N, 74.173303°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 60 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Naiad, Spiny Waterflea accessibleSpiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page. DEC
Great Sacandaga Lake Mayfield Northampton Beach Campground & Day Use Area. 43.186806°N, 74.173339°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 100 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Naiad, Spiny Waterflea Day use fee in season. Open when campground is operating and winter months to the end of March.
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page.
DEC
Great Sacandaga Lake Northville 43.229654°N, 74.187471°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 60 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, European Naiad, Spiny Waterflea accessible(including fishing pier) Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page. DEC
Canada/West Lake Caroga Lake 43.175563°N, 74.531113°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers 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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