Poplar Point Boat Launch

Poplar Point Boat Launch

There are three DEC camp sites with boat launches located on the northwest shore of Piseco Lake, each with a public access boat ramp. Poplar Point has the distinction of being the smallest campsite on the lake, with almost every one of the 22 sites located on the water. The hard surface concrete launch site easily allows most larger boats to put into the lake with a hand launch for smaller boats.

A facility day use fee is required to use the boat launch.


From the intersection of Route 8 and 30 in Speculator and drive west on Route 8 for 8.8 miles. Take a right onto Old Piseco Road (Casey's Corner's Convenience Store & Gas on corner) and drive for 3.9 miles to reach Poplar Point located on the left side of the road.

GPS Coordinates: 43.428119, -74.540580


  • Hard-surface, concrete ramp launch
  • Hand launch site
  • 22 campsites
  • Restrooms – vault toilets
  • Parking for 15 cars with trailers (largest of the three Piseco DEC campsites)
  • Picnic area
  • Natural sand beach with lifeguard during the summer
  • Info cabin with caretaker
  • Pit toilets
  • Potable water available


Piseco Lake is known for its land lock salmon population, large lake trout ("lakers") and numerous bass in the weed beds around the lake.


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