Boat Launches in The Adirondacks

Boat Launches

Find Launches to complete your day on the boat

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF BOAT LAUNCHES:

  • 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.

BOATERS AND ANGLERS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF UNWANTED AQUATIC PLANT AND ANIMAL SPECIES BY FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES:

  • 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!

The 2018 season was marked by historic low water. If conditions continue, please take care and watch for rocks, especially if you...
Route 30
Raquette Lake
13436
The Indian Lake Island Campsite boasts one of the newest and modern launch sites in the area, with a large concrete ramp that can...
State Route 30
Sabael
12864
On the shores of Raquette Lake sits the Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area. Within this campground you will find Golden Beach...
Route 28
Raquette Lake
13436
This hard surface boat launch and public dock is located on Main Street/County Route 2, across the street from the Raquette Lake...
Route 28
Raquette Lake
13436
Off of Route 28 within the Hamlet of Inlet you will find the Fourth Lake Boat Launch. This hard surface launch gives public access...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Boat Launch Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Hard ramp and pier. If not camping, day use pass required for use of boat...
1365 County Route 24
Piseco
12139
Within the Eight Lake Public Campground and Day Use Area is the Eighth Lake boat launch. This hard surface launch provides the only...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Lewey Lake campsite is a remotely located DEC campsite situated ½ way between Speculator and Indian Lake, approximately 12 miles...
Route 30
Speculator
12164
The Seventh Lake Beach Launch is located within the Eight Lake Public Campground and Day Use Area and provides access for boating,...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Little Sand Point Campground is a family camping favorite, with large, level sites that have good distance between them. The...
County Route 24, Old Piseco Road
Piseco
12139
Park This large picnic area is on the shore of Fourth Lake Fishing There are some feed weed beds for fishing northern pike, tiger...
Petrie Road
Inlet
13360
This is the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks, with plenty of inlets and outlets to explore, such as South Inlet, Browns...
Boat Launches Directions to Access Points: Find a town launch on Route 28N at the Newcomb town beach area, where there is a public...
Route 28N
Newcomb
12852
Boating A nice parking area and boat launch with a sandy beach are the features that allow for a sleepy afternoon of fishing from...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Campgrounds John Dillon Park is a fully accessible campground with nature trails, campsites, and lean-to's, making it easier for...
Boating The Sacandaga Lake boat launch is located within the Moffits Beach DEC campsite area, once of the largest in the...
Page Street
Lake Pleasant
12108
This boat launch in located just North of Long Lake in the Adirondacks and is beach launch, with room for approximately 12 cars....
Route 30
Long Lake
12847
Boat Launch Located within the Hamlet of Long Lake is the Long Lake Boat Launch. This hard surface launch is positioned on the...
Dock Road
Long Lake
12847
Boating A 0.75-mile section of trail to Mud Pond for a hand launch is open to the public all year. Take a left and follow this...
Kickerville Road
Indian Lake
12842
There are three DEC camp sites with boat launches located on the northwest shore of Piseco Lake, each with a public access boat...
A hard surface boat launch on Limekiln Lake off of Route 28, 3 miles southeast of Inlet in the Adirondacks.
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Motors are not allowed on Brown Tract Pond -- hand launch only. The launch is located at Lower Brown Tract Pond State Campground on...
Uncas Road
Raquette Lake
13436
This new boat ramp is located within the DEC Moffits Beach Camp Grounds in the Adirondacks. There is a hard surface ramp and...
Page Street
Speculator
12164
A hard surface ramp suitable for trailer boats is located at the Lake Durant State Campground on Rt. 28, 3 miles east of Blue...
Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
There are three public campgrounds on Piseco Lake, each with a hard surface boat launch. The boat launches are off of Rt. 8, west...
Old Piseco Road
Piseco
12139
There is an unpaved launch in Speculator on the northern end of Lake Pleasant near the Sacandaga River Outlet. Boat launch limited...
Route 30
Speculator
12164

Lake Pleasant Marine

2650 State Route 8
Lake Pleasant
12108
(518) 548-7711

Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery

3429 State Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
(518) 352-7351

Bird's Marina

177 NY-28
Raquette Lake
13436
(315) 354-4441

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