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Boat Launch Sites for Cattaraugus 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

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Cattaraugus County, DEC Region 9
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Allegheny Reservoir Coldspring Allegany State Park (Quaker Area). 42.058393°N, 78.880859°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil NY waters immediately adjacent to launch, need Seneca Nation license to fish majority of reservoir. OPRHP
Allegheny Reservoir South Valley Onoville Marina. 42.029138°N, 78.968978°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 100 cars and trailers, 50 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil Seneca Nation license needed to fish reservoir, PA license for over state line. Municipal
Allegheny River Allegany 42.099072°N, 78.528163°W (Google Maps) hand launch 8 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
Gravel surface DEC
Allegheny River Allegany Allegany River Park. 42.091096°N, 78.501151°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil Municipal
Allegheny River Olean 42.069808°N, 78.431215°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil Municipal
Allegheny River Portville 42.050541°N, 78.357116°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil Municipal
Case Lake Franklinville 42.321717°N, 78.435398°W (Google Maps) hand launch 35 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed
Electric motors only DEC
Cattaraugus Creek Otto 42.455775°N, 78.812020°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars 250' carry to water. No motors (canoes & shallow draft boats only). DEC
Harwood Lake Farmersville Harwood Lake Multiple Use Area. 42.384951°N, 78.379724°W (Google Maps) hand launch 24 cars Electric motors only DEC
Lime Lake Machias 42.429113°N, 78.475584°W (Google Maps) hand launch 12 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel
Parking on opposite side of Potter Road. DEC
New Albion Lake New Albion 42.302206°N, 78.911085°W (Google Maps) hand launch 30 cars Electric motors only DEC
Olean Creek Hinsdale 42.168216°N, 78.393777°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars DEC
Quaker Lake Cold Spring Allegany State Park (Quaker Area). 42.053194°N, 78.875895°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
Electric motors only OPRHP
Red House Lake Red House Allegany State Park (Red House Area). 42.107527°N, 78.746909°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil
Electric motors only OPRHP

*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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