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Boat Launch Sites for Clinton County

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Attention Boaters and Anglers

Spiny water flea, an invasive zooplankton species, has been confirmed in Lake Champlain. 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.

Clinton County, DEC Region 5
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Chazy Lake Dannemora 44.769056°N, 73.812887°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers, 8 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil accessible DEC
Lake Champlain Chazy 44.931481°N, 73.387304°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 66 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page. OPRHP
Lake Champlain Peru Peru Dock. 44.618758°N, 73.445511°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 50 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea accessiblepumpout
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page.
DEC
Lake Champlain Peru Ausable Point Campground & Day Use Area. 44.567452°N, 73.423791°W (Google Maps) hand launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea Day use fee in season. Launch open year round.

Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page.
DEC
Lake Champlain Plattsburgh Wilcox Dock. 44.707598°N, 73.444915°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page. Municipal
Lake Champlain Plattsburgh 44.697157°N, 73.442050°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars and trailers, auxiliary parking available Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea accessible
Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page.
Municipal
Lake Champlain Point Au Roche Point Au Roche State Park. 44.774496°N, 73.387520°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 21 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page. OPRHP
Lake Champlain Point Au Roche 44.803084°N, 73.364536°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Water Flea Spiny Water Flea Alert - see Common Aquatic Invasive Species of NY page. OPRHP
Taylor Pond Ausable Forks Taylor Pond Campground & Day Use Area. 44.493480°N, 73.824996°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil Day use fee in season. Launch open year round. DEC
Upper Chateaugay Lake Ellenburg 44.774171°N, 73.979511°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers, 3 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed 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.

pumpoutPumpout - Launch has a boat pumpout.


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