Boat Launches

If you like water, you will love what Schuyler County has to offer! Looking for a place to put your boat in the water? There are several options in the area:

Cayuta Lake Boat Launch
Cayuta Lake is an approximately 380-acre lake located in southeastern Schuyler County about three miles northeast of Odessa. A state boat launch is located on the north end of Cayuta Lake on Loch Heid Road off of Cayutaville Road, there is no address, but the coordinates are 42.3765° N, 76.7326° W. There is a concrete ramp, seasonal dock, and parking for 15 cars and trailers.

Clute Park Boat Launch
You can easily access Seneca Lake from the Seneca-Cayuga Canal just blocks from downtown Watkins Glen. Parking is $5. Clute Park also offers camping, a playground, swimming, picnic facilities, charcoal grills, and a community center. Improvements are scheduled to be made in Clute Park in mid-2020, and while it is expected to only minimally impact usage of the Park and boat launch, we recommend you consider calling the park prior to your arrival to confirm which facilities are open and accessible. 
155 S. Clute Park Drive, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-4438

Frog Hollow Marina
Located right on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal on the east side of the village of Watkins Glen, Frog Hollow Marina offers service, storage, and slips for boats. Their boat launch is available to the public for $10.
40 Fairgrounds Lane, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-2671

Montour Falls Marina
This municipal marina offers boat slips, camping, and pavilions available to rent. Call the marina for more information on rentals. The cost to launch your boat is $5.
97 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY 14865
(607) 210-4124

Smith Memorial Park
Smith Memorial Park in Hector is less than a 15-minute drive from Watkins Glen. Located on the east side of Seneca Lake, this picturesque park offers camping, picnicking, swimming on a sand beach, pavilion rentals, and a boat launch! Parking is free,  though it costs $5 to launch your boat one time, or you can purchase a season launch pass for $35.
5303 Park Avenue, Hector, NY 14841
(607) 546-4467

Waneta-Lamoka Boat Launch
Waneta Lake is a 780-acre lake located in northwestern Schuyler County about two miles west of Tyrone. Waneta Lake is often mentioned collectively with Lamoka Lake, a 588 acre lake, which is just to the south and connected by a 0.7 mile canal that flows through the Waneta-Lamoka Wildlife Management Area. A state boat launch is located on the south end of Waneta Lake on County Route 23, two miles west of the Hamlet of Tyrone. Parking is located across CR 23 at the site of the Lamoka Lake boat launch. Use caution when travelling in the channel to the lake as it can be shallow in some areas, especially during late summer when lake levels are lower.  This launch also provides access to visitors and piscators with mobility challenges, and you can learn more at the NYS DEC website here.
319 Co Rd 23, Dundee, NY 14837

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