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  Greenwood Lake, NY
  Posted by: Joelsongs on Apr-29-13 8:33 AM (EST)
   Category: Destinations 

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.

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  I wish I did.
  Posted by: HiBob on Apr-29-13 5:23 PM (EST)
And if you would be so kind as to share a place to put in in NJ I'd be grateful!
  Greenwood Lake, NJ SIDE
  Posted by: Joelsongs on May-07-13 9:06 AM (EST)
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.
  Posted by: natalienass on May-07-13 11:31 AM (EST)
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.
  Posted by: alistair on May-01-13 2:14 PM (EST)
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.
  Posted by: carldelo on May-02-13 10:42 AM (EST)
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.
  Yup! Monksville
  Posted by: fatelmo on May-02-13 11:10 AM (EST)
-- 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.


  Ah yes
  Posted by: carldelo on May-02-13 4:46 PM (EST)
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....
  speed boats
  Posted by: alistair on May-02-13 3:38 PM (EST)
In season you are correct about the speed boats.
  Greenwood Lake, NY
  Posted by: Joelsongs on May-07-13 9:09 AM (EST)
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.
  Posted by: natalienass on May-07-13 9:28 AM (EST)
Monksville allows gas motors under 10 HP
  Greenwood Lake..... Free?
  Posted by: fatelmo on May-02-13 11:09 AM (EST)
Ha! Good luck.

  Posted by: natalienass on May-07-13 12:39 PM (EST)
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
  Posted by: HiBob on May-08-13 6:36 PM (EST)
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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