Thursday, September 3, 2020

DEC opens comments for Fish Creek Campground management plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments through Oct. 2 on a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for Fish Creek Pond Campground and Day Use Area in Franklin County. The DEC encourages public input on the draft plan, in order to help guide future management of the facility over the next half a decade.

“DEC is working to connect more New Yorkers with the outdoors. This UMP addresses vital infrastructure improvements that will enhance the camping experience, recreational access and tourism at this signature DEC campground. In addition to camping, Fish Creek Pond Campground provides abundant opportunities for boating, paddling, fishing, and hiking,” Acting Regional Director Joe Zalewski said about the plans.


The Fish Creek Campground and Day use Area opened in 1926 on State Route 30, 12 miles northeast of Tupper Lake in the town of Santa Clara, Franklin County, consisting of 355 sites and a wide array of amenities. The draft UMP proposes infrastructure improvements to comfort stations, boat launch and day use areas, the amphitheater and the bike path. Reconstruction and repaving of the main road to accommodate two-way traffic is also included, along with continuing shoreline stabilization and the planting of trees and shrubs on behalf of environmental protection.

To view all proposed management actions, the plan and presentation is available at the DEC’s website, which you can navigate to by clicking this link. Electronic copies of the draft UMP are available on compact disc and may be requested by calling 518-457-2500.

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