Raquette River Boat Launch


“The Crusher”

Approximately 4 miles east of the Village of Tupper Lake you will find the DEC Boat Launch that is known locally as “The Crusher.” The boat launch offers access for boating, paddling, camping and fishing along the wooded shores of Raquette River via both a hard surface and hand launch. 

This handicap accessible launch has parking for up to 20 vehicle and is the day-2 take out of the popular 90-Miler Canoe Classic which is held every September.

How to Get There:

From the village of Tupper Lake, travel east on route Route 3 for 4 miles. Boat launch will be on the right hand side of the road.


  • Handicap accessible hard surface boat launch
  • Separate hand launch for canoes & kayaks
  • Outhouse
  • Parking for up to 20 vehicles and trailers.

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