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For Release: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Public Invited to Comment on Mongaup Pond Campground UMP

Campground Accessibility Improvements Included in 10-year Plan

A Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Mongaup Pond Campground located in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County is now available for public review and comment, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The draft UMP will guide future management of the campground over the next 10 years and proposes improvements to enhance accessibility. Comments will be accepted through October 1, 2015.

Proposed improvements to the campground include a new pavilion with universal access, six accessible lean-tos with fireplaces and privy access, and a new accessible walkway. A new lakeside picnic area and one new parking lot are also proposed. Details on these projects and others can be found in the UMP.

The Draft Mongaup Pond Campground UMP (PDF) 2.3 MB, is available on DEC's website. Copies are also available in electronic format on compact disc and may be requested by calling (518) 457-2500.

DEC will also accept public input on the draft UMP at an open house on September 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the following location:

NYS DEC New Paltz Office
21 South Putt Corners
New Paltz, NY 12561

DEC staff will be available at this session to provide information about the Mongaup Pond Campground, its history, recreational use, and discuss ideas about long-term management objectives.

In addition to the open house, public comments on the Draft Mongaup Pond Campground UMP can be submitted by mail or email to:

NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation
625 Broadway Albany NY 12233-5253

Mongaup Pond Campground was officially opened July 1, 1966. The campground is located on a 680-acre parcel of land, and is surrounded by over 64,000 acres of forest preserve. The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor recreationists and is well known for its excellent hunting, fishing and hiking opportunities.

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