The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has finalized the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area, located on the south shore of the 2,880-acre Hinckley Reservoir in Herkimer County.
Once the UMP is implemented, the Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area is expected to be transformed into the only public campground in the Southwestern Adirondacks.
The day use area currently includes a beach, woods, pavilion, spacious lawn, picnic area, and volleyball court. The UMP calls for construction of 150 campsites, a boat launch, miles of hiking and biking trails, access and loop roads, and a comfort station.
More information about the plans to enhance recreation at Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area can be found on DEC’s website.
Photo of Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area courtesy DEC.