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New York State Boat Launching Sites by County

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Boat launching sites exist in virtually every county of New York State. The following pages provide information on publicly available boat launches separated out by county. For your convenience, the type of launch, driving directions and parking capacity are included for each site.

Boarding Dock Installation Schedule

Person unloading boat at the boat launch

Review the Spring Boarding Dock Installation page for anticipated dates DEC expects to install boarding docks in your region. For specific dates, contact your DEC Regional Operations office.

Boating Access Brochure

The publication entitled New York State Boat Launching Sites (PDF) is only available as a PDF download. It contains a listing of boating access and launching areas available to the public. Other helpful information on launching and retrieving your boat and aquatic invasive species is included.

We are in the process of revising the brochure and expanding the number of public boat launch sites it covers. Once that update is completed, we will make it available electronically and as hard copies.

Accessible Boat Launches Photo Gallery

Photos of selected accessible boat launches are available in DEC's Boat Launches and Fishing Access sites Flickr album.

Boating Access Sites by County