The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and JT Granshue LLC have announced the completion of a modification to the Long Pond conservation easement, which is located in the towns of Colton and Clare, St. Lawrence County. The modification allows for 15 hunting, fishing, and recreation camps originally slated for removal to remain on the property in perpetuity. [Read more…] about DEC: Some Camps Will Remain at Long Pond Easement
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the finalization of the St. Lawrence Foothills Unit Management Plan (UMP).
The St. Lawrence Foothills Unit is located outside of the Adirondack Park in the central portion of St. Lawrence County, including the towns of Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Potsdam, Pierrepont, and Russell. [Read more…] about Final Management Plan for St. Lawrence Foothills Issued
One of New York State’s largest State Parks celebrated its 100th birthday in July. Allegany State Park, encompassing more than 64,800 acres at the state’s southwestern border with Pennsylvania, now draws more than 1.5 million visitors a year. [Read more…] about Allegany State Park Celebrates Centennial
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Respond: Campground Enforcement; Body Recovery; Hikers, Bikers Rescued
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Department of Environmental Conservation have announced the first-ever Camper Loyalty/Reward Program for overnight stays at state campgrounds across New York State. The introduction of the new Loyalty program coincides with the opening of the nine-month online reservation window for the 2022 Camping Season. [Read more…] about State Campgrounds Have New Loyalty/Reward Program
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. [Read more…] about Hinckley Reservoir Will Become A Campground
Embracing the motto “camping without the hassle,” State Parks has entered into a partnership with New York City-based Tentrr for a new tent camping service with 45 new sites in the Hudson Valley. [Read more…] about Platform Tent Camping Offered At Some NYS Parks
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comments on Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed management actions to the Fish Creek Pond Public Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP). [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Fish Creek Pond Campground Changes
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released updated regulations for visitors to the Peekamoose Blue Hole and nearby Rondout Creek area in the Sundown Wild Forest, town of Denning, Ulster County.
DEC issued the regulations as part of an effort to protect this resource and promote sustainable use. The regulations are expected to help improve public safety and reduce environmental impacts in the area. [Read more…] about Permits Required for Peekamoose Blue Hole and Rondout Creek Areas
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public comment on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Western Lassiter Tracts, which is comprised of two privately owned conservation easements-the Beers Lot and Pine Hill conservation easements-that encompass approximately 2,200 acres in the town of Edwards, St. Lawrence County.
DEC is encouraging the public to comment until June 30th, 2021. [Read more…] about Recreation Plan In Works For Western Lassiter Tracts