Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Improvements In The Works At Eagle Point Campground, Schroon Lake

Eagle Point Campground The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued a draft Eagle Point Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP) to guide management action for the public campground over the next five years. The campground is located two miles north of Pottersville on US Highway 9 in the town of Chester, Warren County.

DEC is hosting a public availability session to receive input on the draft plan and answer questions about campground management on Sep. 12, 2018, from 5 to 7 pm at the Schroon Lake Town Hall, 15 Leland Ave, Schroon Lake.

The availability session will provide an opportunity for people to learn more about the proposed management actions in the draft plan and to comment on the proposals. Call (518) 897-1248 at least two weeks in advance of the meeting with any specific accommodation questions or requests.

This 72-site Eagle Point Campground offers hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, picnic tables, fire places, car top boat launch (Schroon Lake), boat and canoe rentals, and sand beach with bathhouse. Eagle Point offers space to accommodate tents to 30′ RVs and is a day use facility. The campground is located on the western shore of the 4,107-acre Schroon Lake. The campground provides a variety of recreational opportunities including boating, paddling, fishing, swimming, and hiking.

The campground launch is restricted to smaller boats, while a launch for trailered boats is located 2.5 miles south of the campground at the Horicon / Schroon River boat launch.

The draft plan for the Eagle Point Campground can be viewed and downloaded here, and proposes the following management activities:

  • Replace five existing comfort stations with three comfort stations
  • Replace shower building
  • Campsite improvements including closures and combining sites
  • Repave roads and repair drainage structures
  • Asbestos abatement plan for retaining walls
  • Replace playground facilities in day-use area
  • Install plantings throughout campground
  • Replace fireplaces as needed
  • Install interpretive kiosk with historic information
  • Upgrades to improve accessibility

DEC is accepting public comments on the draft plan until Sept. 30, 2018, and can be submitted to Josh Houghton, NYSDEC Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, or by email; campinfo@dec.ny.gov. Copies of the draft plan are also available on computer disc and may be obtained by calling (518) 457-2500.

Photo of Eagle Point Campground courtesy DEC.

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