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Westchester County Boat Launching Ramps To Open March 31

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Westchester County Boat Launching Ramps To Open March 31

March 06, 2012 - 19:41

GlenIslandMarina FlickrWestchester County’s public boat launch areas, located at George’s Island Park in Montrose, Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Park in New Rochelle open for the season on Saturday, March 31.

George’s Island Park in Montrose, which provides access to the Hudson River, is available for boats up to 21 feet. A Westchester County Park Pass is not required. Launching fees for car-top-carried boats are $5 with a Park Pass and $10 without the Pass. Fees for trailer-carried boats are $15 with a Park Pass and $25 without the Pass. Season tickets are available to Park Pass holders for $100, plus $5 per use. The ramp is open 8 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week.

Call (914) 737-7530.

Croton Point Park also provides access to the Hudson River via the beach, which can accommodate canoes and car-top-carried boats. The fee is $5 with a County Park Pass, and $10 without the Pass. Boats may be launched from 8 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week.

Call (914) 862-5290.

Glen Island provides access to Long Island Sound and can accommodate boats up to 21 feet. A County Park Pass is required to use this ramp. Car-top-carried boats pay $5, and trailer-carried boats pay $15. Season tickets are available to Park Pass holders for $100, plus $5 per use. The ramp is open from 6 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week. Call (914) 813-6720.

Playland Park in Rye also provides access to Long Island Sound. Beginning Saturday, May 5, car-top carried boats can be launched through September. Call (914) 813-7000 or log on to www.RyePlayland.org.

Additional parking fees apply at all locations.

For information about how to obtain a Westchester County resident Park Pass, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call (914) 864-PARK.

Photo Credit: JSM2 on Flickr