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Greenwood Lake, NY

Does anyone know a FREE launch spot on the NY side of Greenwood Lake, NY? I have spots on the NJ side but not on the NY side.

Christian
Hawthorne, NJ
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  • I wish I did.
    And if you would be so kind as to share a place to put in in NJ I'd be grateful!
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    launch
    Out of season, I have launched from Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park at the end of Windemere Ave. You can go about 4 miles down the east shore to Sterling Forest where you can launch at the Castle Tavern which is out of business and being sold.
  • Question
    I can't help with launch sites - I drew a blank in the Quiet Water guidebooks for NY and NJ on this body of water. Isn't Greenwood Lake kind of crowded with speed boats? It looks like it has a heavily developed shore line.

    Monksville Reservoir is only a couple miles away, and is mostly undeveloped and limited to electric motors. There's a nice grassy put in at the north end along Beech road (north of the highway overpass). Oh, and it's free.
  • Greenwood Lake..... Free?
    Ha! Good luck.

    FE
  • Yup! Monksville
    -- Last Updated: May-02-13 11:12 AM EST --

    Ah' live about 10 minutes fro' thaar. Paddle thaar al de time. Great place, but it be open ta gas motors up ta 10hp too.

    FE

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    speed boats
    In season you are correct about the speed boats.
  • Ah yes
    Forgot about small gas motors being allowed - maybe they could help chop up some of the lake weed that starts to clog up the north end at the end of the summer....
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    Greenwood Lake, NJ SIDE
    At the end of John St. There is a small dirt lot with the remains of a swimming platform and ramp that goes into Greenwood Lake Creek. Its Free and public.
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    Greenwood Lake, NY
    I've done Monksville a few times and kinda bored of it. I get up EARLY to paddle so I beat the mad rush of power boats. I haven't gotten to explore the NY side yet, only the NJ side and Greenwood Lake creek.
  • Monksville
    Monksville allows gas motors under 10 HP
  • Greenwood.
    I've launched my canoe at the lot next to the dam at the outlet of the lake in the southeast corner of Greenwood. It's a bit of a carry to the water and I'm not even sure about the legality of launching there, but I have a number of times and nobody's ever said anything. Once there was a cop in the lot and he ignored us.
  • Greenwood
    I've launched at the southeast end near the dam where the water leaves the lake. There is a parking lot there. It's a bit of a carry to the water, and I'm not certain of the legality of it, but I've put in there several times and nobody's said a thing, even a cop who was sitting in the lot one of the times.
  • Thank you
    For the places to launch. I've been dying to fish the lake. With any luck and good weather I'll be floating my boat upon the waters this weekend!
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