Boat Launches at Dorchester Park Reopening

(WHITNEY POINT, NY) Boating will open at Dorchester Park for the 2021 season starting this weekend. Boat rentals will be available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM this weekend and next.

Traditionally, boat rentals are available beginning Memorial Day weekend. Due to the high demand seen last summer, Broome County’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services has moved the opening date up by two weeks. Boats can be rented by the hour or day (certain boats) and will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week and next. Starting Memorial Day Weekend, boats can be rented seven days a week. The last rental, for the early season, is at 5:00 PM and boats must be returned by 6:00 PM. 

Boat Rentals

Rowboats/Canoes           $20.00 (deposit)   $5.00 (per hour)     $20.00 (per day)

Paddle Boats/Kayaks      $20.00 (deposit)   $8.00 (per hour)     

*Senior (60+) /Veteran Rowboats/Canoes    $10.00 (deposit)   $3.00 (per hour)     $10.00 (per day)

Inquiries regarding boating and other park amenities can be directed to the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services at 607-778-2193.

Publish Date
May 11, 2021