Water Access & Permits

Posted by | November 02, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Permits and/or residency requirements may apply for access to a launch site depending on the owner of the site. Nonresidents can purchase a day use or season launch permit for county boat ramps, still many town parks have limited to resident-only parking. Permits generally apply to put-ins and not to landing sites. Paddlers are able to land at any trail access point. Off season” paddlers do not need a permit and seasonal parking fees do no apply.

Access Point Owner’s Map

Nassau County
Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Museums
(516) 572-0200

Boat Ramp Rules require all vessel operators launching from Nassau County boat ramps, whether using motorized of non-motorized watercraft, must obtain a county-parks-issued launch permit. No inflatables are permitted to launch at ramps. 

Seasonal Launch Ramp Permit: $50.00 residency permit fee, sticker issued to Nassau County residents only allowing use of ramp and parking. Permit stickers are placed on the vehicle bumper. Must have valid New York State registration and Leisure Pass to purchase the permit.
One Day Launch Permit: $20.00 fee per day, permit to be displayed on car dashboard.
Leisure Pass $25 identifies its holder as a Nassau County resident and is required for entry into many recreational facilities, beaches, marinas
Nonresident Parking fees: $10 on weekends, beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day.