The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for Fish Creek Pond Campground and Day Use Area located in Franklin County is now available for public review.
DEC encourages the public to provide input on the draft plan, which will guide future management of the facility over the next five years.
Fish Creek Pond Campground and Day Use Area opened in the 1926. The facility is located on State Route 30, 12 miles northeast of Tupper Lake in the town of Santa Clara, Franklin County. Along with 355 campsites, amenities include picnic areas with tables, playground, fireplaces, charcoal grills, pavilions that can be reserved, swimming beach with bathhouse, boat launch, and fishing and hiking opportunities.
The draft UMP proposes infrastructure improvements to comfort stations, boat launch and Day Use area, amphitheater, and bike path. Reconstruction and repaving of main road will accommodate two-way traffic. The UMP also proposes continuing shoreline stabilization and planting trees and shrubs for environmental protection.
To view all proposed management actions, the draft plan and presentation for the Fish Creek Pond Campground and Day Use Area is available online. Copies are also available in electronic format on compact disc and may be requested by calling (518) 457-2500.
Public comments on the draft campground UMP will be accepted through Oct. 2, 2020, and can be submitted by mail or email to: Josh Houghton, NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, Email: email@example.com.
In addition, the public can visit the Fish Creek Pond Campground and Day Use Area Survey to share comments on recreational opportunities. Survey Responses will be accepted until Oct. 2, 2020.
Photo of Fish Creek Pond Campground provided by DEC.