DEC Region 7 Operations, Real Property, and Fisheries programs recently completed the acquisition and development of a parcel of land along Oquaga Creek on State Route 41 in the Town of Sanford, Broome County.
DEC purchased the entire 1.7 acre parcel which includes 900 feet of stream frontage. A six car parking area was constructed to facilitate angler access to the creek and is the third of four planned parking areas on Oquaga Creek.
This property is at the north end of an existing stretch of Public Fishing Rights easement, extending the 4.2 miles of permanent public access on the creek.
Oquaga Creek is stocked annually with 2,650 brown trout.
Photo of fishing access site on Oquaga Creek provided.