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Boat Launch Sites for Albany County

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Albany County, DEC Region 4
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Hudson River Albany Corning Preserve. 42.657008°N, 73.741729°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 15 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Bethlehem Henry Hudson Park. 42.547812°N, 73.759336°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 35 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam accessible features DEC
Hudson River Coeymans Coeymans Landing Park. 42.473361°N, 73.789627°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 40 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam DEC
Mohawk River Colonie 42.819742°N, 73.729853°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Mohawk River Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool. 42.799317°N, 73.747311°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers, 20 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel Municipal
Normans Kill Slingerlands 42.648416°N, 73.845472°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars DEC
Thompsons Lake Berne 42.643828°N, 74.044326°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 2 cars and trailers, 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussel, Curly-leaf Pondweed 35 hp limit from May 1 to September 1 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

accessible featuresAccessible 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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