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Boat Launch Sites for Dutchess 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.

Dutchess County, DEC Region 3
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Hudson River Staatsburg Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. 41.833734°N, 73.941731°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars, 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam pumpout OPRHP
Hudson River Tivoli Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area. 42.038822°N, 73.914468°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam No motors allowed.
*This launch is currently closed while it is being renovated.*
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Hudson River Poughkeepsie Waryas Park. 41.706797°N, 73.940233°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Poughkeepsie Quiet Cove Riverfront Park. 41.735027°N, 73.936387°W (Google Maps) hand launch 50 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam accessible Municipal
Hudson River Wappingers Falls 41.554883°N, 73.969365°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 4 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Rhinebeck 41.920085°N, 73.952891°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 4 cars and trailers, 7 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Rudd Pond Millerton Taconic State Park. 41.980117°N, 73.505057°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed Electric motors only. Permit required, available from park manager. OPRHP
Sylvan Lake Hopewell Junction 41.609206°N, 73.736308°W (Google Maps) hand launch 3 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.

pumpoutPumpout - Launch has a boat pumpout.


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