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Accessible Recreation Destinations

DEC lands and facilities offer many recreational opportunities for people with disabilities including camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking and nature viewing.

Find accessible DEC facilities by selecting the county you are visiting from the list below to be directed to a list of facilities in that locality.

DEC's outdoor facilities are susceptible to storm damage, weathering, and natural disturbance. We encourage visitors to contact DEC's ADA Accessibility Coordinators directly to discuss their individual needs and recreational pursuits with knowledgeable staff.

Linked Counties have Recreational Areas with Access Features for People with Disabilities

Counties are organized by Region

Long Island

Nassau County

Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon accessible picnicking icon accessible nature observation icon

Suffolk County

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve accessible trails icon accessible picnicking icon

Forge Pond accessible boating icon

Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon accessible trails icon

Kings Park Unique Area accessible trails icon

Mattituck Creek Waterway Access Site accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon accessible picnicking icon accessible nature observation icon accessible trails icon

Moriches Bay Marine Waterway Access Site accessible trails icon

Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Access Site accessible boating icon accessible trails icon

Otis Pike Preserve accessible nature observation icon accessible trails icon accessible fishing icon accessible boating icon

Ridge Conservation Area-Ridge Interpretive Trail accessible fishing icon accessible picnicking icon accessible nature observation icon accessible trails icon

Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest accessible trails icon Accessible Equestrian Riding

New York City

Richmond County

Mount Loretto Unique Area accessible fishing icon

Old Place Creek accessible boating icon

Lower Hudson Valley

Dutchess County

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon accessible trails icon interpretive site icon

Orange County

Steward State Forest accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Putnam County

White Pond accessible fishing icon

Sullivan County

Bashakill Wildlife Management Area accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Mongaup Pond Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible trails icon accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area Eagle Viewing Blinds accessible nature observation icon

Waneta Lake at Willowemoc Wild Forest accessible fishing icon accessible picnicking icon

Ulster County

Alder Lake Picnic Site at Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest accessible picnicking icon accessible nature observation icon

Allaben Campsites at Shandaken Wild Forest accessible picnicking icon accessible camping icon accessible fishing icon

The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (leaves DEC website) accessible picnicking icon accessible trails icon interpretive site icon

Esopus Creek Boat Access accessible picnicking icon accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Hudson River at Turkey Point accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Kenneth L. Wilson Campground and Day Use Area accessible fishing icon accessible boating icon accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon accessible picnicking icon

Lower Birch Creek Rd. Picnic Area at Shandaken Wild Forest accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon accessible trails icon

Onteora Lake accessible fishing icon accessible picnicking icon accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Peekamoose Valley Camping Area at Sundown Wild Forest accessible camping icon accessible trails icon accessible picnicking icon

Rochester Hollow Leanto at Shandaken Wild Forest accessible picnicking icon accessible camping icon

Capital Region/Northern Catskills

Albany County

Bethlehem Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center accessible picnicking icon accessible trails icon interpretive site icon accessible nature observation icon

Columbia County

Germantown Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Hand Hollow State Forest accessible trails icon accessible fishing icon

Nutten Hook National Estuarine Research Reserve accessible boating icon interpretive site icon

Delaware County

Beals Pond State Forest accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible nature observation icon

Bear Spring Mountain Campground accessible camping icon accessible fishing icon accessible equestrian riding icon

Delaware Wild Forest - Big Pond Campsite accessible camping icon

Little Pond Campground accessible camping icon accessible trails icon accessible fishing icon

Russell Brook Campsite and Trout Pond Leanto accessible camping icon

Greene County

Colgate Lake accessible fishing icon accessible camping icon

Green Lake Fishing Access Site Coop accessible fishing icon

Hunter Mountain Horse Trail at Rusk Mountain Wild Forest accessible equestrian riding icon

Kaaterskill Wild Forest Horse Trails accessible equestrian riding icon accessible camping icon

Kaaterskill Wild Forest Overlook Trail accessible trails icon

North-South Lake Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Montgomery County

Nelliston Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Yatesville Falls State Forest accessible nature observation icon

Otsego County

Basswood Pond accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon

Crumhorn Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Goodyear Lake accessible boating icon accessible trails icon accessible fishing icon

Portlandville Fishing Access Site accessible boating icon

Schenectady County

Freemans Bridge Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Schoharie County

Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest - Looking Glass Pond accessible trails icon accessible fishing icon accessible picnicking icon

Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain

Clinton County

Ausable Point Campground accessible camping icon

Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Kings Bay Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Lake Alice Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon

Peru Dock Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Plattsburgh Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Upper Chateaugay Lake Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Webb Royce Swamp at Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest accessible picnicking icon accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Essex County

Camp Santanoni Historic Area accessible equestrian riding icon accessible picnicking icon

Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area accessible equestrian riding icon accessible picnicking icon accessible camping icon

Lake Placid Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Mossy Point Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Port Douglas Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Port Henry Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Ticonderoga Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Westport Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area Trail accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon interpretive site icon

Willsboro Bay Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Flume Overlook at Wilmington Wild Forest accessible nature observation icon

Franklin County

Black Pond Hand Launch accessible boating icon

Buck Pond Campground accessible camping icon

East Pine Pond Hand Launch accessible boating icon

Fish Creek Pond Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon

Follensby Clear Pond Waterway Access Site accessible boating icon

Lake Colby Hand Launch accessible boating icon

Lake Flower Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Lower Saranac Lake - Second Pond Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Raquette River Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Rollins Pond Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Sable Highlands Conservation Easement Fishing Access and Campsites accessible camping icon accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Saranac Lake Islands Campground accessible camping icon

Tupper Lake Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Upper Saranac Lake - Indian Carry Hand Launch accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Upper Saranac Lake - Saranac Inn Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Whey Pond Hand Launch accessible boating icon

Fulton County

Northampton Beach Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Northville Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Peck Hill State Forest/Willie Wildlife Marsh accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon accessible picnicking icon

Hamilton County

Cedar River Flow at Moose River Plains Wild Forest accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Fourth Lake Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Helldiver Pond at Moose River Plains Wild Forest accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible boating icon

Icehouse Pond at Moose River Plains Wild Forest accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Long Lake Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Moffitt Beach Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Moose River Plains Campsites accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Wakely Pond at Moose River Plains Wild Forest accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

William C. Whitney Wilderness Area accessible nature observation icon

Saratoga County

West River Road Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Warren County

Brant Lake Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Bear Slide at Lake George Wild Forest accessible camping icon accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Hague Brook at Lake George Wild Forest accessible trails icon

Hearthstone Point Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Horicon Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Lake George Battleground Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Lake George Islands Campground accessible camping icon

Palmer Pond Campsite at Lake George Wild Forest accessible camping icon

Pikes Beach Campsites at Lake George Wild Forest accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Prospect Mountain Scenic Overlook accessible nature observation icon

Rogers Rock Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Scaroon Manor Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Thirteenth Lake Campsites accessible camping icon accessible nature observation icon accessible picnicking icon

Washington County

Carters Pond Wildlife Management Area Trail and Viewing Platform accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Cossayuna Lake Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

East Bay Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Lake George Horse Trails at Lake George Wild Forest Accessible Equestrian Riding

South Bay Fishing Pier accessible fishing icon

Washington County Grasslands Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Western Adirondacks/Upper Mohawk Valley/Eastern Lake Ontario

Herkimer County

Basket Factory Road Campsite accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

McCarty Road Campsite accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Moss Lake Picnic Area and Campsites accessible picnicking icon accessible camping icon accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Nicks Lake Campground accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Jefferson County

Ashland Flats Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Cape Vincent Fisheries Station accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon

John Young Nature Trail accessible nature observation icon accessible parking accessible trails icon

Lakeview Wildlife Management Area Trail accessible nature observation icon accessible trails icon

Lewis County

Black River Fishing Pier accessible nature observation icon accessible fishing icon accessible parking

Branaugh Road Campsite accessible picnicking icon accessible camping icon

Crystal Creek Fishing Pier at Indian Pipe State Forest accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon accessible wildlife viewing

East Branch Fish Creek Easement - Fishing Pier accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon accessible parking

Eatonville Campsites accessible parking accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Green Pond Fishing Pier at Bonaparte's Cave State Forest accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Lime Quarry Fishing Pier at Onjebonge State Forest accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Lowville Forestry Demonstration Area accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Bonaparte's Cave State Forest Campsites accessible camping icon accessibility accessible picnicking icon accessible parking

Otter Creek Horse Trail System accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible equestrian riding icon accessible nature observation icon

Payne Lake Waterway Access Site accessible boating icon

Sand Pond Trail accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Smith Road Campsite accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Oneida County

Chittning Pond Fishing Pier & Picnic Site accessible parking accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon accessible picnicking icon

St. Lawrence County

Bog River Falls Picnic Site accessible parking accessible picnicking icon

Cranberry Lake Boat Launch accessible boating icon

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area accessible boating icon

Jamestown Falls Campsite & Waterway Access accessible parking accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible boating icon accessible trails icon

Lampson Falls Trail accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Oswegatchie River Waterway Access at Yellow Lake State Forest accessible parking accessible trails icon accessible boating icon

Pleasant Lake Waterway Access accessible parking accessible trails icon accessible boating icon

Streeter Lake Campsites accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon

Tooley Pond Campsite and Waterway Access accessible parking accessible camping icon accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon accessible boating icon

Upper & Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area Trail and Blind accessible parking accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Central New York:

Broome County

Whitney Point Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Chenango County

Balsam Pond accessible fishing icon

Civilian Conservation Corps Historic Site at McDonough State Forest accessible picnicking icon interpretive site icon

Kopac Pond Trail at McDonough State Forest accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Pharsalia State Forest accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Rogers Environmental Education Center accessible picnicking icon accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Cortland County

Casterline Pond accessible fishing icon

Madison County

Muller Hill Historic Site accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Nelson Swamp Interpretive Trail accessible trails icon interpretive site icon accessible nature observation icon

Oneida Lake South Shore Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Upper Lelands Pond accessible boating icon accessible fishing icon

Onondaga County

Green Lake (Green Lake State Park) accessible fishing icon

Hamlin Marsh Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Labrador Hollow Unique Area accessible fishing icon accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Skaneateles Lake Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon

Oswego County

Cleaveland Dockaccessible fishing icon

Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area accessible boating icon

Oneida Fish Hatchery accessible nature observation icon

Oneida Lake at I-81 accessible fishing icon

Oneida Lake at Toad Harbor accessible fishing icon

Salmon River at NY Route 3 accessible fishing icon

Salmon River Falls Trail accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Salmon River Fish Hatchery accessible nature observation icon interpretive site icon

Salmon River Reservoir at Redfield accessible nature observation icon accessible fishing icon

Rochester/Western Finger Lakes

Genesee County

John White Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Livingston County

Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area - Fish Walk accessible trails icon

Hemlock-Canadice State Forest accessible trails icon

Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Monroe County

Black Creek Fishing Access Site accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon accessible boating icon

Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area accessible fishing icon

Genesee River at Rochester Naval Militia accessible fishing icon

Ontario County

Woodville Boat Launch accessible boating icon

Schuyler County

Cayuta Lake Fishing Access Site accessible boating icon

Goundry Hill State Forest accessible nature observation icon

Six Nations Trail System/Sugar Hill State Forest Accessible Equestrian Riding accessible picnicking icon

Waneta-Lamoka Boat Launch on Waneta-Lamoka Wildlife Management Area accessible boating icon

Steuben County

Birdseye Hollow Park and Sanford Lake accessible picnicking icon accessible fishing icon accessible nature observation icon

Cameron State Forest accessible nature observation icon

Wayne County

Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area accessible fishing icon

Montezuma Audubon Center at Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Yates County

High Tor Wildlife Management Area / West River Boat Launch accessible boating icon

Western New York

Allegany County

Allen Lake accessible fishing icon

Genesee River at Wellsville accessible fishing icon

Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon

Cattaraugus County

Birch Run Ponds Fish & Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon accessible fishing icon accessible picnicking icon

Zoar Valley Gorge Overlook Trail accessible trails icon accessible nature observation icon

Chautauqua County

Bear Lake FAS accessible boating icon

Chautauqua Lake Fish & Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon accessible fishing icon

Hannum Road Day Use Area at Chautauqua Gorge State Forest accessible picnicking icon accessible trails icon interpretive site icon

Findley Lake accessible fishing icon accessible boating icon

Sunset Bay Boat Launch Site accessible boating icon

Watts Flats Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Erie County

Great Baehre Swamp Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center accessible trails icon

Accessible waterfowl hunting blindSpicer Creek Wildlife Management Area accessible nature observation icon

Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area accessible trails icon

Key

Key of Accessible Icons
accessible boating iconBoating accessible trails iconTrails accessible equestrian riding iconEquestrian accessible nature observation iconNature Observation
accessible camping iconCamping accessible fishing iconFishing accessible picnicking iconPicnicking interpretive site iconInterpretive Site

* Primitive campsites provide an undeveloped roadside camping experience on a no-fee, first-come-first-served basis.
† DEC's Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilities (MAPPWD) permit is available to qualifying people with disabilities through regional DEC offices.

Accessible Features

The accessible features for the different areas include:

  • Picnic pads: firm stable surface suitable for mobility devices, with accessible picnic tables, some with barbecue grills or fire rings, and water spigots at wheelchair level when located at a DEC campground.
  • Camping pads: firm stable surface suitable for mobility devices of various sizes depending on location, some with picnic accessories - some pads have dirt centers for easier tent staking.
  • Fishing areas: shoreline access sites or piers with safety rails.
  • Nature viewing: wood or hard surface walkways, ramps and observation platforms.
  • Water access: wood or hard surface walkways to the water's edge.