The public comment period will run through March 19th, 2021. Public comments should address if the proposed activities conform to the guidelines and criteria of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP).
The Hinckley Day Use Area is a State-owned, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)-operated public facility situated on Hinckley Reservoir approximately 0.5 miles north of the hamlet of Grant in the town of Russia, Herkimer County.
The Department of Environmental Conservation proposes seventeen actions including:
- Construct up to 150 campsites;
- Construct a solid waste and recyclable collection building;
- Extend potable water system;
- Extend electric system;
- Construct multiuse trail system;
- Construct firewood storage building, and
- Construct a pavilion at Price’s Point.
For more information and to download the proposed Unit Management Plan visit the Adirondack Park Agency’s website. A Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DSGEIS) is included as a part of the UMP amendment package.
UMPs are required by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan for each unit of State land in the Adirondack Park. Unit Management Plans integrate the goals and objectives of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, related legislation, and resource and visitor use information into a single document.
Address all written comments pertaining to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance to:
Deputy Director, Planning
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
PO Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Email – SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov (SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov)
If submitting comment by email, type the Unit Management Plan name (Hinckley Day Use Area) in the subject line of the email message. Be advised: comments are only on the Unit Management Plan’s conformance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.
Map of Hinckley Day Use Area courtesy Adirondack Atlas.