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Boat Launch Sites for Cayuga 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.

Cayuga County, DEC Region 7
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Cayuga Lake Aurora Long Point State Park. 42.715356°N, 76.708088°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 35 cars Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Round Goby OPRHP
Cayuga Lake/Seneca River Aurelius Mud Lock. 42.946525°N, 76.733815°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 19 cars and trailers, 7 cars Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Round Goby accessible DEC
Cayuga Lake Union Springs Frontenac Park. 42.842442°N, 76.696323°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars, 10 cars and trailers Hydrilla, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Variable Leaf Milfoil, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Round Goby Municipal
Seneca River Brutus 43.075420°N, 76.513752°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Round Goby DEC
Seneca River Mentz 43.078611°N, 76.644953°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Round Goby DEC
Lake Ontario Fair Haven Fair Haven Beach State Park. 43.342026°N, 76.702255°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 150 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea, Round Goby OPRHP
Owasco Lake Owasco Emerson Park. 42.905130°N, 76.539395°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel, Spiny Waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea Municipal

*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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