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Boat Launch Sites for Cortland 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.

Cortland County, DEC Region 7
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Casterline Pond Homer 42.652942°N, 76.173997°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Electric motors only. Fishing platform available. DEC
Little York Lake Preble Dwyer Memorial Park. 42.709001°N, 76.151549°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Otselic River Willet 42.471459°N, 75.920125°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars DEC
Otselic River Willet 42.422642°N, 75.948742°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars DEC
Papish Pond Cincinnatus Papish Pond Multiple Use Area. 42.494351°N, 75.954846°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars Electric motors only DEC
Skaneateles Lake Scott Andrew R. Fuller Park. 42.761175°N, 76.268120°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Municipal
Tioughnioga River Marathon 42.491725°N, 76.074441°W (Google Maps) hand launch 6 cars DEC
Tioughnioga River Marathon 42.437990°N, 76.033975°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars Municipal
Tioughnioga River (East Branch) Cortland Yaman Park. 42.608486°N, 76.157893°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Municipal
Tully Lake Preble 42.772606°N, 76.133954°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort 7.5 hp motor limit 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.


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