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Canadarago Lake and State Marine Park

One of the cleanest, clearest lakes in the state, the NYS Office of Parks and Recreation operates this modern boat launch just off NY Route 28, 3 miles south of NY Route 20 in Richfield Springs. Turn onto Dennison Road and go to the end. The launch has dual concrete ramps, day use fee in season and parking restrictions:   40 cars and trailers, 5 cars.

  • Canadarago is a boat launch site, only. Swimming is not allowed at this facility.  Swimming is permitted at Baker's Beach about 1 mile away.
  • There are a couple of picnic tables.
  • There is parking for trucks and boat trailers.
  • The Vehicle Use Fee for Parking is $6.00 Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
  • Canadarago is assessable in the Winter Season for Ice Fishing access.
  • The site has porta-jon toilet facilities.
  • Special Activities require a Special Use Permit that is obtained through the Park Office (607) 547-8662.


Note that our community is active in the research and mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) affecting our nation's waters. For more information on how to keep yourself and your pets safe, click here.


We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not. 

General Information

Season / Hours of Operation

Seasonal: Call for details.


  • Fishing,
  • Picnic Tables,
  • Boating/Water Sports,
  • Spring,
  • Summer,
  • Fall
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