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For Release: Thursday, June 1, 2017

DEC Extends Comment Period for Piseco Lake Campgrounds Draft UMP

Public Meeting Scheduled for June 14 at Arietta Town Hall

The comment period for the Draft Piseco Lake Campgrounds Unit Management Plan (UMP) has been extended to June 16 and a public meeting on the actions proposed in the Draft UMP has been scheduled for June 14 at the town of Arietta Town Hall in Hamilton County, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.

DEC's three Piseco Lake campgrounds - Popular Point, Little Sand Point, and Point Comfort - are located on the shores of Piseco Lake along County Route 24 (aka Old Piseco Road) in the town of Arietta, Hamilton County.

The public meeting will held at the town of Arrietta Town Hall, 1722 State Route 8, Piseco, NY, beginning at 5 pm. A presentation reviewing the management actions proposed in the Draft UMP at the beginning of the meeting. After the presentation, DEC staff will answer questions and then the public will have an opportunity to provide verbal comments.

The Piseco Lake Campgrounds Draft UMP (PDF, 4.5 MB) guides the management actions for the three DEC campgrounds and is available to review and download on the DEC website. An earlier press release provides an overview of the campgrounds and the management actions proposed for Little Sand Point Campground and Point Comfort Campground.

Due to limited attendance, staffing and resources, the Draft UMP proposes closing Poplar Point to camping and redeveloping the facility as a No Fee day use area/boat launch starting in 2017. Resources and staff are being redeployed to the nearby Little Sand Point and Point Comfort to provide more efficient services while continuing to offer great outdoor recreation opportunities to campers.

Copies of the Draft UMP are available on computer disc and may be obtained by calling (518) 457-2500. Public comments on the draft UMPs will be accepted through June 16, 2017, and can be submitted by mail to: Josh Houghton, NYS DEC Bureau of Recreation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, or by e-mail to

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