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Boat Launch Sites for Allegany 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

Note: Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat.

  • Hard surface or concrete ramp--site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach 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 launch--no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.
  • Car top launch--For canoe/kayak launching. Limited parking available.
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Accessibility: As listed in the chart below, Cuba Lake Boat Launch Site has been designated to be wheelchair accessible with a loading dock and seasonal privy. Allen Lake site has an accessible fishing dock.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

Allegany County, DEC Region 9
Water Town Location Type Parking Invasive species Present* Comments Agency
Allen Lake Allen In Allen Lake State Forest, northeast of Village of Belfast off Muckle Road. Beach launch 25 cars Accessible fishing dock, to people with disabilities. Electric motors only DEC
Alma Pond Alma 3 miles east of Hamlet of Alma on County Road 38, southwest of Village of Wellsville. Hand launch 10 cars DEC
Cuba Lake Cuba At northern tip of lake, off West Shore Road near Rawson Creek inlet, north of Village of Cuba. Concrete ramp 24 cars and trailers, 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, European Naiad
Launch accessible to people with disabilities DEC

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.