Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site Is Open - The Fisherman

Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site Is Open

Managing editor Matt Broderick launches a small boat at the reopened site.

DEC announced the opening of the Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site in the town of Southold, Suffolk County. The site is DEC’s first and only unrestricted waterway access site on the Peconic Estuary and will provide public fishing and recreational boating access to this popular waterbody.

The Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site is a 3.2-acre waterfront property located at 750 Old Main Road, Southold, and now includes a public boat ramp, canoe and kayak launch, boat pump-out station, washdown station, fishing pier and observation platform, accessible pathway, restrooms, and 37-vehicle parking lot for 31 trailers and six vehicles. These amenities are universally accessible and available to the public free of charge.

DEC purchased the Southold property, formerly known as The Old Barge Restaurant, in 2012 from the Reiter family of Mattituck. The purchase and construction were funded with a Sport Fish Restoration Program grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), matched by State funding. In addition, a generous charitable donation from the Carl D. and Helen Reiter and Reiter-Denson families helped DEC acquire the parcel.