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For Release: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

DEC Announces Improvements Underway to Enhance User Experience at Oneida Lake South Shore Boat Launch Site

Temporary Closure of Launch begins Thursday, Oct. 18

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced upgrades to the South Shore boat launch site located on the southern shore of Oneida Lake, east of the hamlet of Bridgeport in the town of Sullivan, Madison County. The site is expected to be closed for up to eight days beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to accommodate repaving of the access driveway.

For boaters seeking alternative launch sites in the Bridgeport area, there are several private marinas within four miles of the South Shore site where fee launching is available. Farther west, boaters can use the launch at Oneida Shores Onondaga County Park on Bartell Road in the town of Brewerton. An additional alternative is DEC's Godfrey Point boat launch on the north shore of Oneida Lake in Oneida County, approximately two miles east of the village of Cleveland.

More information about Oneida Lake, including public launch locations, is available on DEC's website.

For questions about the South Shore launch closure, please contact the Region 7 Fisheries Office at (607) 753-3095 ext. 213 or

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