Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery

Located on beautiful Blue Mountain Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks, our business has been operating since 1908. We offer many kinds of boat rentals from small handheld outboards perfect for fishing to large outboards ideal for skiing and tubing. We also rent both small and large pontoon boats. Kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, windsurfers, day sailors, sunfish, water skis, tubes, wakeboards, and many other vessels and water toys are available for rental or sale. In our surrounding area lakes, we provide pick-up and drop-off services for small boats, sailboats, and canoes.

Poplar Point Boat Launch

There are three DEC camp sites with boat launches located on the NW 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.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the intersection of Route 8 & 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

AMENITIES

  • Hard Surface Concrete Ramp launch
  • Hand Launch Site
  • 22 campsites
  • Restrooms – Vault toilets
  • Parking for 15 cars with trailers (largest of the 3 Piseco DEC Campsites)
  • Picnic Area
  • Natural Sand beach with lifeguard during the summer
  • Info cabin with caretaker
  • Pit toilets
  • Potable water available

FISH SPECIES

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

 

Little Sand DEC Campsite Boat Launch

Little Sand Point is the largest of the Piseco DEC Campgrounds and is geared more for the RV/larger trailer (30-40 feet) visitors looking to get out into the woods. The tall hemlocks and red pines lining the campgrounds main roads are impressive and shade most campsites from the late day western sun. A facility day use fee is required to use the boat launch. The hard topped (concrete) surface boat ramp is great for launching both large and small craft. Day use fee required for use of the boat launch.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the intersection of Route 8 & 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 4.8 miles to reach Poplar Point on the left side of the road. (.92 miles from Poplar Point Campsite)

GPS Coordinates: 43.41424, -74.55506

AMENITIES

  • Rentals: Canoe, Kayak, Rowboats
  • Flush & pit toilets
  • 78 campsites
  • Parking for 6 cars & trailers
  • Pay telephone
  • Trailer dumping station
  • Hot showers
  • Hiking close by: Echo Cliffs on Panther Mtn, Northville-Placid Trail
  • Natural sand beach
  • Picnic Area
  • Rentals: Canoes, Kayaks
  • Info cabin with caretaker

FISH SPECIES

Lake Trout, land lock salmon and small mouth bass fishing in the reed beds on the shores of the lake make Piseco Lake a fishing paradise. Other sought after species include brown trout, rainbow trout, rock bass and of course a large variety of pan fish including perch and sunnies.

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 the boat launch.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the intersection of Route 8 & 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 6.8 miles to reach Poplar Point on the left side of the road. (2 miles past the Little Sand Point Campsite)

GPS Coordinates: 43.399993, -74.580064

AMMENITIES

  • pit toilets (no flush)
  • 76 campsites
  • Potable Water
  • Parking for 6 cars & trailers
  • Pay telephone
  • Trailer dumping station
  • Hot showers
  • Hiking close by: Echo Cliffs on Panther Mtn, Northville-Placid Trail
  • Natural sand beach
  • Large Picnic spot with grassy area
  • Rentals: Canoes, Kayaks
  • Info cabin with caretaker

FISH SPECIES

According to the DEC, fishing in the area include walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, perch, rock bass, and white fish.

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.

Note: This launch is not recommended for larger boats. A rubber matt surface makes up the final portion of this launch. A small day use fee is required to access this launch and amenities.

How to get there

From Raquette Lake, travel west on Route 28 toward Inlet for approximately 4.8 miles. The campground entrance is on the right.

From Inlet, the campground is approximately 6 miles east on Route 28. The entrance is on the left.

Beach Launch Amenities

  • picnic area
  • restrooms
  • potable water
  • showers
  • 126 tent and trailer campsites
  • parking for 10 cars
  • canoe rentals
  • hiking and biking trails
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program for ages 5-13

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.

Note: The Eight Lake Boat Launch is available through the first snowfall and requires a small day use fee.

How to get there

From Raquette Lake, travel west on Route 28 toward Inlet for approximately 4.8 miles. The campground entrance is on the right.

From Inlet, travel east on Route 28 toward Raquette Lake and Blue Mountain Lake) forapproximately 6 miles. The campground is on the left.

Amenities

  • picnic area
  • restrooms
  • potable water
  • showers
  • 126 tent and trailer campsites
  • parking for 10 cars with trailers
  • canoe rentals
  • hiking and biking trails
  • swimming area with Red Cross certified lifeguards
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program for ages 5-13

Fish Species

According the New York State DEC, the major fish species found in Raquette Lake include trout and smallmouth bass.

DEC Campground Map

Golden Beach Boat Launch

On the shores of Raquette Lake sits the Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area. Within this campground you will find Golden Beach Boat Launch which provides boating access to expansive 5,935-acre Raquette Lake. The shoreline of Raquette Lake is home to historic landmarks such as Great Camp Pine Knot (a.k.a. Camp Huntington), which was the first of the Adirondack Great Camps, and Historic Saint William's Church on Long Point (the original site of Durant, NY).

The Golden Beach Boat Launch is a Beach Launch and provides access for rowboats, canoes, kayaks and smaller motor boats. For larger motor boats it is not recommended that you use a beach launch. A hard surface launch can be found within the Hamlet of Raquette Lake.

The launch is accessible until the first snowfall. During the busy summer season, a small day use fee is required to access this launch and the amenities.

How to get there

From Raquette Lake, travel north on Route 28 for just under 4 miles. Sign for Golden Beach will be on your left.

Amenities

  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Beautiful sandy beach with Red Cross Certified Lifeguards (adjacent to launch)
  • 205 tent and trailer campsites
  • Parking for 40 cars with trailers
  • Hiking Trails
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program (Ages 5-13)

Fish Species

According the New York State DEC, the major fish species found in Raquette Lake include: Lake trout, brook trout, sunfish, brown bullhead, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, sucker, and minnow.

Boat Launches in The Adirondacks

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.

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.

How to get there

The hard surface launch is accessible via the Seventh Lake Fishing Access Launch along Route 28, approximately 3 miles north of Inlet on the left.

Amenities

  • parking for 20 cars and trailers
  • restrooms
  • water

Fourth Lake Boat Launch

Off of Route 28 within the Hamlet of Inlet you will find the Fourth Lake Boat Launch. This hard surface launch give public access to Fourth Lake via the eastern shore. This DEC boat launch is handicap accessible.

Amenities

  • restrooms
  • water
  • parking for 28 cars with trailers
  • handicap accessible

Fish Species

According the New York State DEC, the major fish species found in Fourth Lake include lake trout, atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, and yellow perch.

A hard surface boat launch on Limekiln Lake off of Route 28, 3 miles southeast of Inlet in the Adirondacks.

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.

Raquette Lake Boat Launch

Within the Hamlet of Raquette Lake is the Raquette Lake Boat Launch. This hard surface boat launch and public dock is situate to the front of the Raquette Lake Supply Co. General Store. This boat launch affords easy access for all boat types. From this launch you will have access to the 99 beautiful miles of shoreline that surround the pristine Adirondack waters of Raquette Lake.

How to get there

From Route 28 in Raquette Lake, travel northwest on County Route 2 into the Hamlet of Raquette Lake. After about a quarter mile bear right past the Tap Room and Raquette Lake General Store, boat launch will be straight ahead.

Amenities

  • Hard Surface Boat Launch
  • Public Docks
  • Gas pumps within approx. 30 feet of launch area

Fish Species

According the New York State DEC, the major fish species in Raquette Lake are: Lake trout, brook trout, white fish, smelt, smallmouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, brown bullhead, sucker, and minnow.

Motors are not allowed on Brown Tract Pond -- hand launch only. The launch is located at Lower Brown Tract Pond State Campground on Brown Tract Rd. off of Rt. 28, 7 miles east of the hamlet of Eagle Bay.

Forked Lake DEC Beach Launch

Within the Forked Lake Campground and Day Use Area you will find the Forked Lake Boat Launch. This beach launch sits on the eastern shore of Forked Lake and provides launching for canoes, kayaks, row boats and motor boats. The launch area is gravel based and recommended for smaller motor boats only. The hard surface launch is recommended for larger boats, and can be found at the western shore of Forked Lake.

The Forked Lake DEC Beach Launch is accessible until the first snowfall. During season a day use fee is required.

How to get there

From the intersection of NYS Route 30 & 28 in the Hamlet of Long Lake, take Route 30/28N south toward Blue Mountain Lake for about 3 miles. Turn right onto North Point Drive (County Route 3). Note: at this turn you will see a sign marked: "To Buttermilk Falls." Follow County Route 3 for 2.9 miles and then bear right onto Forked Lake Campsite Lane (County Route 20). Continue another 1.8 miles to the end.

Amenities

  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Potable Water
  • Parking for 40 cars with trailers
  • DEC canoe and boat rentals
  • 80 Campsites (most sites accessible by water access or hiking only)
  • Pay phone
  • Information cabin and on site caretaker
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program (Ages 5-13)

Fish Species

According the New York State DEC, the major fish species in Forked Lake are: Brook trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bullhead, yellow perch, pan fish and occasional brown trout.

DEC Campground Map

Sacandaga Lake DEC Beach Launch

The Sacandaga Lake boat launch is located within the Moffits Beach DEC campsite area, once of the largest in the Adirondacks. The hard surface boat launch is new and modern, and able to accommodate the largest trailered boats.

HOW TO GET THERE

Drive west on Route 8 from the "4 corners" in Speculator, the intersection of Route 30 and Route 8 for 1.6 miles. At Page Street, make a right and travel another mile to arrive at the entrance of the campground, which is on the left.

GPS Coordinates: 43.490548, -74.407356

AMMENITIES

  • Parking for 30 cars & trailers
  • 261 campsites
  • Large natural sand beach with lifeguard during the summer
  • Bathrooms available
  • Potable Water
  • Picnic Area with fireplaces and grills
  • Large pavilion at the picnic area for rent
  • Hot showers
  • Trailer Dump station
  • Pay telephone
  • Hiking close by
  • Rentals: Canoes, Kayaks
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program ( ages 5-13)
  • Info Cabin with caretaker
  • Shopping, restaurants and golf course nearby

FISH SPECIES

The Sacandaga Lake is well known for its smallmouth and largemouth bass, as well as a health trout population including browns and rainbow. Rock Bass and sunnies can be caught off most docks or in shallow waters.

There are three public campgrounds on Piseco Lake, each with a hard surface boat launch. The boat launches are off of Rt. 8, west of the hamlet of Piseco. Poplar Point State Campground is 2 miles west of Piseco; Little Sand Point State Campground is 3 miles west of Piseco and Point Comfort State Campground is 4 miles west of Piseco.

Long Lake DEC Boat Launch

Located within the Hamlet of Long Lake is the Long Lake Boat Launch. This hard surface launch is positioned on the beautiful eastern shore of Long Lake and provides float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats. The boat launch site is operated by the New York State DEC and is handicap accessible.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the intersection of NYS Route 30 & 28 in the Hamlet of Long Lake take Route 30 North towards Tupper Lake. After .4 miles turn right onto Dock Road and travel an addition .4 miles to the end. Boat launch will be on your right.

Amenities

  • Restrooms
  • Parking for 60 cars with trailers
  • Handicap accessible parking and ramps
  • Potable Water

Fish Species

According the New York State DEC, the major fish species in Long Lake are: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass, Brown Bullhead, Walleye, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, White Sucker, Golden Shiner.

This boat launch in located just North of Long Lake in the Adirondacks and is beach launch, with room for approximately 12 cars. The launch is located at Lake Eaton State Campground on Rt. 30 two miles from of Long Lake.

Lewey Lake Beach Launch

Lewey Lake campsite is a remotely located DEC campsite situated ½ way between Speculator and Indian Lake, approximately 12 miles from both. Because of the shallow boat access, the beach launch does not allow float-on, float-off trailer launching, and is suggested for only small and light trailered boats. The facility day use fee is required to use this boat launch. Water access between Lewey Lake and Indian Lake is by portage over the spillway underneath the bridge on Route 30, usually restricted to small boats, canoes and kayaks.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the intersection of Route 8 & 30 in Speculator and drive north on Route 30 for 12.2 miles. Lewey Lake Campsite entrance will be on the left side of the road as you drive north.

GPS Coordinates: 43.647902, -74.387989

AMMENITIES

  • Flush toilets
  • 207 campsites
  • Potable Water
  • Parking for 15 cars & trailers
  • Pay telephone
  • Trailer dumping station
  • Hot showers
  • Natural sand beach/picnic area
  • Picnic / day use area available
  • Rentals: Canoes, Kayaks
  • Hiking nearby: Snowy Mountain, Watch Hill, Sucker Brook Trail, Pillsbury Mountain
  • Info Cabin with caretaker
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program ( ages 5-13)

FISH SPECIES

The fishing in Lewey is varied with populations of the following game fish: Sunfish, yellow perch, white sucker, brown bullhead, lake trout, lake whitefish, rock bass, northern pike, and smallmouth bass.

A hard surface ramp suitable for trailer boats is located at the Lake Durant State Campground on Rt. 28, 3 miles east of Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks.

Indian Lake DEC Boat Launch

The Indian Lake Island Campsite boasts one of the newest and modern launch sites in the area, with a large concrete ramp that can facilitate the largest trailered boats with enough parking for most rigs. The Indian Lake Islands campground has 55 remote water access only sites for which the launch site is critical to get to the remote campsites. There is also a hand launch for smaller boats next to the main ramp. Water access between Lewey Lake and Indian Lake is by portage over the spillway underneath the bridge on Route 30, usually restricted to small boats, canoes and kayaks.

HOW TO GET THERE

Drive north on Route 30 from the main intersection ( the "4 corners") of State Hwy 30 and State Hwy 8 in Speculator and you'll reach Indian Lake Island DEC Campsite Boat Launch at 12.3 miles, just past the Lewey Lake Campsites. The launch access will be located on the right side of the road.

GPS Coordinates: 43.652017, -74.387589

AMMENITIES

  • 55 campsites
  • Potable Water
  • Parking for 50+ cars & trailers
  • Pay telephone
  • Hiking close by Snowy Mountain, Watch Hill, Sucker Brook Trail, Pillsbury Mountain
  • Rentals: Canoes, Kayaks
  • DEC Junior Naturalist Program ( ages 5-13)
  • Info Cabin with caretaker

FISH SPECIES

Indian Lake is well known for its large lake trout population in addition to landlocked salmon and northern pike due to the depth of the lake. Rock bass, rainbow and brown trout are among the more popular sport fish in addition to common pan fish that occupy most of the lake.