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Westport State Boat Launch

Boat Launches and Fishing
Westport public boat launch. – NYS DEC

is located on the shore of Lake Champlain along NYS Route 22/North Main Street in the village of Westport. Driving north, the turn off to the boat launch is just past where Home Port Lane intersects with 22/North Main Street and just before the point where 22 intersects with the Lake Shore Road (County Road 9). Going south on 22, the turn off to the launch is on the left just after 22 and Lake Shore Road (County Road 9) converge, and before Home Port Lane.

For information on the Westport State Boat Launch, please go to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website, Once there, click "Outdoor Activities," then click "Boating, and then click "Boat Launches." Here, there is a list of publicly available boat launch sites by county. For Westport and other Essex County boat launch sites, click on "Boat Launch Sites for Essex County."


The Westport state boat launch features a hard surface ramp for float-off and float-on launching with parking for 35 cars and trailers. It has designated wheelchair accessible parking spaces, as well as an accessible privy and an accessible path to loading docks.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Region 5 Office.

Rules And Regulations

The publication titled, New York State Boat Launching Sites: A Directory of State Access and Launching Areas (PDF, 2.96 MB) by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation can be accessed from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website, (From the NYSDEC Home Page,, click on "Outdoor Activities," then click "Boating." On this page is a link to it). Updated recently, the New York State Boat Launching Sites Directory, as it is often called, contains boat launch and retrieval information, some simple boat launching guidelines, information on aquatic invasive species, and a listing of boating access and launching areas available to the public in New York State. If interested in obtaining a hard copy of this publication, send an email to [email protected] and include your name, mailing address and publication you are requesting.