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Boat Launch/Rental and Fishing at Grafton Lakes State Park

Boat Launches and Fishing

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

Best Season For Fishing

Anglers test their skill in all seasons of the year. Ice fishing is available earlier in the winter than at other regional locations due to the park's 1600 foot elevation.


Anglers can go after rainbow and brown trout in Long, Second and Shaver Pond. Pickerel, perch, and bass are abundant in all ponds including Mill Pond and walleye are found at the Martin-Durham Reservoir. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats, electric boat are allowed.

Don't Miss This When Visiting

25 miles of trails for hiking, walking, running, biking and horseback riding. Boat rentals offered at Long Pond during the summer months only.

Types Of Fish Often Found

Six bodies of water offer a variety of warmwater and coldwater catches. Rainbow and Brown Trout, Pickerel, Perch, Bass and Walleye can be found in the waters at the state park.