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Deans Cove Boat Launch

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5761 State Route 89
Romulus, NY 14541
Latitude 42.743744
Longitude -76.769958

Dean's Cove Boat Launch is a boat launch site, including power boats, with fishing access. No other facilities.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation.

Mailing Address
2678 Lower Lake Road Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Hours of Operation

  • Boat Launch: 5/1-10/31, sunrise to sunset.
    Fees are collected daily via automated pay station (accepts debit & credit cards).

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Boat Launch
  • $7

    Parking and launching fees collected via automated pay station (accepts debit & credit cards) from May 1st to October 31st. Please contact us for inquiries about using park passes such as the Empire Pass, Golden Park Pass, Access Pass, or Lifetime Liberty Pass.

  • Peddling Fee
  • $400

Small game hunting is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

  • 2018-19 Hunting Schedule for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
  • Duck & goose hunting at Deans Cove is late season only. All hunters must be in boats at all times.

A valid New York State hunting license with the proper hunting stamps will serve as the regional hunting permit. Except where otherwise stated, this is the only permit necessary.

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Powerboats
  • Activities
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hunting