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For Release: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

DEC Announces Opening of New Fishing Access Site in Broome County

Site Enhances Angler Opportunities on Nanticoke Creek

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the opening of a new fishing access site on Nanticoke Creek in Broome County. The fishing access site is located off New York State Route 26 at the end of Shadowbrook Drive, south of the village of Maine.

DEC Region 7 Director Matthew Marko said, "The new Nanticoke Creek site provides visitors with easy access to newly acquired public fishing rights on the creek, as well as convenient parking for anglers while they fish a rural stream that receives annual trout stocking."

DEC Region 7 Operations staff in Kirkwood, with assistance from DEC Fisheries and Real Property staff, recently completed construction supported by $12,400 from the State's Environmental Protection Fund. The site can accommodate up to four vehicles, and via a short footpath, the parking area provides access to a recently acquired 0.3-mile public fishing rights easement that adjoins the site. Nanticoke Creek now boasts 1.3 miles of public fishing rights.

DEC stocks Nanticoke Creek annually with 2,900 brown trout. The creek begins near Nanticoke Lake and meanders for approximately 22 miles to its confluence with the Susquehanna River. For more information on fishing Nanticoke Creek, go to DEC's website. For more information about other fishing opportunities in Central New York, go to DEC's website.

The opening of this new access site supports the State's Adventure NY Initiative to connect people to nature and provide increased access to the outdoors so that New Yorkers of all ages and abilities can experience a wide range of hands-on recreational activities. Additionally, improved fishing access to Nanticoke Creek is part of NY Open for Fishing and Hunting, an effort to improve recreational activities and boost tourism opportunities throughout the State.

Photos of the fishing access site and public fishing rights acquisition, courtesy of NYSDEC.

Gravel road leading to parking lot
Shadowbrook Fishing Access Site

Gate and sign to fishing access site
Shadowbrook Fishing Access Site

Creek flowing through woods
Nanticoke Creek Public Fishing Right Easement

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