The Village of Sackets Harbor has temporarily closed the Sentinel Bandstand, the public docks, and the two boat launches at Market Square Park on West Main Street through Oct 31, 2023. This area was closed in the fall of 2022 and is currently undergoing major reconstruction and improvements as part of a $2.5 million Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) project.

Improvements in Market Square Park will include:

  • New public docks,
  • Improved boat launches,
  • An ADA-compliant kayak launch,
  • Repairs to the Sentinel Bandstand, and
  • Improvements to the sidewalks, landscaping, and furnishings in and around Market Square Park.

Unfortunately, due to the large scope of the project, the area will remain closed to the public this summer. The Village expects the work to conclude by Oct 31, 2023.

For those needing a boat, canoe, or kayak launch, the nearest alternatives are:

Bedford Creek Marina & Campground (3 miles south of downtown)
16750 Allen Drive
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Westcott Beach State Park (4 miles south of downtown)
14439 Ridge Road (just off NYS Rt 3)
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Dexter Boat Launch (7 miles north of downtown)
Liberty Street
Dexter, NY 13634

Dexter Marsh Public Boat Ramp (9 miles north of downtown)
15639 County Rt 59
Dexter, NY 13634

For a complete list of public boat launches in Jefferson County, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website.

And for more information about the Village of Sackets Harbor’s REDI project, please contact the Village Clerk’s Office at 315-646-3548.