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Boat Launches by County

Note: These are official/designated boat launches. Many bodies of water have popular boat launch sites that are not so designated. To find them, click on "Search by Keyword" in the upper left of this page and search by the body of water. You may also want to check Marinas.


Ice sailing in the Finger Lakes, New York USA. Photo by Jon Reis.Cayuga County

Chemung County

Cortland County

Livingston County

Monroe County

Onondaga County

Ontario County

Schuyler County

Seneca County

Steuben County

Tioga County

Tompkins County

Wayne County

Yates County


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Boat launch sites operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are free. Other sites usually charge a fee. This fee will vary but is usually less than $10 per launch.

Types of Launch Sites

● 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 trailored 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.

Please Be Responsible

Please be environmentally responsible, make your visit as low-impact as possible.
1. Take your trash with you.
2. Prevent aquatic animals and plants from being transported from one body of water to another.
3. Do not disturb or harm wildlife.

Useful links

Cayuga County has produced some tremendous maps and materials about recreational activities in the County. Don't miss this site!

New York State Boat Launching Sites: A Directory of State Access and Launching Areas

State boating regulations




Updated 27 September 2011








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