About Decker Boat Launch
The Decker Boat Launch is a location in Lenox, MA, filled with outdoor recreation opportunities. The small dirt and gravel parking lot is surrounded by bushes and wildflowers that teem with wildlife in the early morning or evening, from nesting songbirds to pollinators. A small dirt ramp leads down to the flowing Housatonic River, where visitors can enjoy a flatwater paddle on the calm water down to Woods Pond. On the water, paddlers can spot the various species of birds that call this area home and take in the scenic views of the October Mountain range in the distance. This location's easy access, right off New Lenox Road, and having a convenient boat ramp right into the tranquil river make the Decker Boat Launch a fantastic destination for families to enjoy kayaking or canoeing in the beloved Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Whether paddling upstream or downstream, visitors will have plenty of sights to see, birds to spot, and adventures to embrace on the Housatonic River.
An overflow parking lot is located just down the street at the New Lenox Road George L. Darey WMA, so visitors can easily walk to the boat launch after parking. This area's easy access and fantastic scenery make the Decker Boat Launch the perfect place for paddling in the Berkshires.