Woodville State Boat Launch

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Description: Woodville State Boat Launch is the main launch site for both trailered and cartop boats on the southern end of Canandaigua Lake. It features the only accessible canoe/kayak ramp on the body of the lake, which is available seasonally.  Year round, paddlers can utilize a small landing area and can use the trailered boat ramp when it’s not busy.  This is an excellent launch site for people of all paddling abilities, as they can easily paddle on the open water of the lake or take a short paddle to the calmer waters of West River.  If paddlers are looking for a place to eat, the Sawmill Restaurant is located 100 yards north of the launch and there are numerous dining options in the Village of Naples approximately 3.5 miles south of the launch.

Launch characteristics: accessible chute launch with composite dock; gradually sloped, gravel shoreline; trailered boat ramp.

Location: 7121-7201 Rt. 21, Naples, NY

Directions: Located off of Route 21 in Woodville approximately 3.5 miles north of the Village of Naples; it is only approximately ¼ south of Smith Boys Marina.

GPS Coordinates: 42.668427, -77.363717

Parking: approximately 80 parking spots

Fees: None

Amenities: portable toilets (time frame)

Closest Emergency Take Out:  eastern shoreline of Canandaigua Lake near the Sunnyside Road dead-end



For water trail information contact:
Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council
205 Saltonstall Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585.396.3630 (Fax) 585.396.5002
Email: klo@canandaiguanewyork.gov

Canandaigua Lake Water Trail Disclaimer

Your utilization of this website, Canandaigua Lake Water Trail materials and/or use of the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail acknowledges that you are participating at your own risk.  If you paddle with minor child(ren), you acknowledge that the risks apply to them as well, and you will take any necessary precautions to keep them safe.  Paddling and related activities can be unpredictable and/or dangerous.

Paddlers risk injury and even death from drowning, hypothermia, and other hazards. This website and Canandaigua Lake Water Trail materials do not replace proper planning or instruction by a qualified instructor, nor do they replace the skill, proper equipment, experience, and judgement that every paddler needs.  Be sure to read and follow all safety suggestions.  By paddling on the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail, you understand that there are risks including but not limited to physical injury, pain, and temporary or permanent disability which may arrive from your or others’ actions, inactions, or negligence or the condition of the activity’s location.

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council and the Finger Lakes Visitor’s Connection do not own, operate or maintain any of the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail Access Sites. Each access site is owned and operated by separate and independent governmental and non-governmental organizations.  These sites may change without our knowledge and therefore not updated on our website.  By participating, you acknowledge and agree the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council and its affiliates shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature (direct, indirect, consequential or other) that may arise as a result of your participation or that of any minor child(ren) under your care in this or any other activities.


For tourism information contact:
Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
25 Gorham Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 877-FUN-IN-NY (877) 386-4669
Email: info@visitfingerlakes.com