Boat Launching Sites

Note: Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat.

  • 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 trailered 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. Limited parking available.

Monroe County, DEC Region 8

Black Creek
On Black Creek Road, off RT 252 1/4 miles west of RT 383. Concrete ramp; Parks 10 cars and trailers. (DEC)

Erie Canal
Perinton RT 250 to Ayrault Rd. Located just before Ayrault Rd. Bridge on right. Concrete ramp; Parks 20 cars and trailers. (Municipal)

Erie Canal
Pittsford Lower side of Lock 32 by Clover St. Bridge next to Pittsford Rowing Club. Concrete ramp; Parks 10 cars and trailers. (Canal Corp.)

Genesee River
On RT 251, 2 miles southeast of Scottsville. Hand launch; Parks 7 cars. (DEC)

Genesee River

At the end and west of Lake Avenue in the Charlotte Beach area. Concrete ramps; Parks 40 cars and trailers. (Municipal)

Genesee River – Brown’s Bridge
On County RT 253, 2 miles east of the Hamlet of Scottsville. Hand launch; Parks 12 cars. (DEC)

Honeoye Creek
On Fishell Road, off US RT 15, 1 mile south of RT 251. Hand launch; Parks 12 cars. (DEC)

Irondequoit Bay
On Empire Blvd at the southern end of the bay. Hand launch; Parks 6 cars. (Municipal)

Lake Ontario – Braddock Bay

Braddock Bay State Park. 10 miles west of Rochester, off Lake Ontario State Pkwy. Concrete ramp & gantry; Parks 50 cars and trailers. (OPRHP)

Lake Ontario – Hamlin
Hamlin Beach State Park. RT 19 and Lake Ontario State Parkway. Cartop launch; Parks 3 cars. (OPRHP)

Lake Ontario – Irondequoit Bay
Irondequoit Bay State Marine Park. At intersection of RT 590 & Culver Rd. Concrete ramp; Parks 28 cars and trailers. (OPRHP)

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