Adirondack Boat Launches

Boat launches offer easy access to many of our Adirondack lakes. Some of these boat launches provide free access, others are found at state campgrounds where day use fees apply. From these launches you can also enjoy the still waters and remote wildlife by doing some paddling.


  • Hard surface or concrete ramp site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.
  • Beach launch float-off or float-on trailered boat capability.
  • Some 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 with no trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.


  • Remove all mud and aquatic plants from all gear, boats, motors and trailers before departing from your boating location.
  • Drain all water including bilges, live wells, and bait tanks before departing from your fishing location.
  • Do not transport fish from one body of water to another.
  • Do not release unused bait into a body of water.
  • Do not dispose of fish carcasses or by-products in any body of water.
  • Learn the proper Clean, Drain, Dry technique after boating from our friends at the Lake George Association and do your part in protecting the Adirondack Park against the threat of invasive species.

Browse our Boat Launch listings and find the perfect place to start your day on an Adirondack Lake!

Boat Launches: 1 - 21 of 21

Seventh Lake Boat Launch

There are two distinct boat launches for Seventh Lake. Each of these boat launches provide access for boating, trout fishing and canoeing access to this pristine portion of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Route 28, Inlet

Long Lake DEC Boat Launch

This handicap accessible, hard surface launch on Long Lake provides float-off and float-on launching.
Dock Road, Long Lake

Indian Lake DEC Boat Launch

This modern boat Launch allows even the largest trailered boats to access Indian Lake and its remote, water access only sites.
State Route 30, Sabael

Sacandaga Lake DEC Beach Launch

The beach and boat launch for Sacandaga Lake is located at the Moffit Beach State Campground, west of Speculator. Take Rt. 8 heading west for two miles. Look for yellow-on-brown Adirondacks campground sign and turn right on Page Rd. It is approximately 1
Page Street, Lake Pleasant

Fourth Lake Boat Launch

Fourth Lake Boat Launch is a hard surface, handicap accessible boat launch operated by the DEC.
Route 28, Inlet

Raquette Lake Boat Launch

Gain access to 99 miles of shoreline of Raquette Lake at the Raquette Lake Boat Launch, suited for all boat types. Located in front of Raquette Lake Supply Co. General Store.
Route 28, Raquette Lake

Golden Beach Boat Launch

A beach launch on Raquette Lake for rowboats, canoes, kayaks and small motor boats, Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area is a great spot for a full day of fun.
Raquette Lake

Lewey Lake Beach Launch

The Lewey Lake boat launch is a beach launch located at Lewey Lake State Campground on Rt. 30, 14 miles north of Speculator in the Adirondacks. This Launch is set up for smaller boats and supports 15 cars.
Route 30, Speculator

Eighth Lake Boat Launch

Within the Eight Lake Public Campground and Day Use Area is the Eighth Lake Boat Launch. This hard surface launch provides the only public access to Eighth Lake.
Route 28, Inlet

Forked Lake DEC Beach Launch

This beach launch sits on the eastern shore of Forked Lake and provides launching for canoes, kayaks, row boats and motor boats.
Route 30, Raquette Lake

Seventh Lake Beach Launch

The Seventh Lake Beach Launch is located within the Eight Lake Public Campground and Day Use Area and provides access for boating, kayaking and fishing in Seventh Lake.
Route 28, Inlet

Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery

3429 Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake

Point Comfort DEC campground Boat Launch

Point comfort campsite is the most remote of the 3 DEC campsites located on Piseco Lake and is well known for its quieter atmosphere due to its remoteness. It has the largest natural sand beach and a large day area. A day use pass if required for use of t

Little Sand DEC Campsite Boat Launch

The largest boat launch of the Piseco DEC Campgrounds, Little Sand Point is the perfect launch for RVs and larger trailers.

Poplar Point Boat Launch

Poplar Point, the smallest campsite on Piseco Lake, has a hard surface, concrete launch to accommodate most larger boats and a hand launch for smaller boats.

Lake Durant Boat Launch

Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake

Sacandaga Lake Boat Ramp

This new boat ramp is located within the DEC Moffits Beach Camp Grounds in the Adirondacks. There is a hard surface ramp and parking for 30 cars and trailers.
Page Street, Speculator