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For Immediate Release: May 17, 2021

Keith P. McKeever | keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov 
Public Information Officer | Adirondack Park Agency | Press Office | (518) 891-4050

APA Accepting SLMP Conformance Public Comment for Fish Creek Pond Campground UMP

RAY BROOK, NY - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comments on Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for proposed management actions to the Fish Creek Pond Public Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP). The public comment period will run through June 14, 2021. Public comments should address if the UMP conforms to the guidelines and criteria of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP).

Fish Creek Pond Campground is a State-owned, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) operated public facility situated on Fish Creek Pond. The campground is located on State Route 30, 12 miles northeast of Tupper Lake in the Town of Santa Clara, Franklin County. Fish Creek Pond Campground is a large and popular campground which offers visitors forested campsites along a natural sand shoreline with water access for many of the campsites. Visitors can enjoy pristine rivers and ponds accessible to both motorized and non-motorized boats.

In addition to camping, Fish Creek Pond Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including fishing, picnicking, swimming, bicycling, educational programs, hiking and boating. Amenities include a beach, playground, boat launch, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dumping station, firewood sales, volleyball and basketball areas. Boat and canoe rentals are available at the adjacent Rollins Pond campground.

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposes fifteen actions including:

- Campsite restoration;

- Reconstruct roads to accommodate two-way traffic and repave;

- Continue shoreline stabilization;

- Construct parking lot at Floodwood trailhead;

- Replace bathhouse;

- Relocate and reconstruct boat launch in day use area, and

- Improve bike path.

For more information and to download the proposed Unit Management Plan please go to the Adirondack Park Agencys website at www.apa.ny.gov. A Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DSGEIS) is included as a part of the UMP amendment package.

UMPs are required by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan for each unit of State land in the Adirondack Park. Unit Management Plans integrate the goals and objectives of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, related legislation, and resource and visitor use information into a single document.

Please address all written comments pertaining to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance to:

Richard Weber

Deputy Director, Planning

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

PO Box 99

Ray Brook, NY 12977

Email  SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov (SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov)

Fax: 518-891-3938

If submitting comment by email, please type the Unit Management Plan name (Fish Creek Pond Public Campground UMP) in the subject line of the email message. Please be advised: comments are only on the Unit Management Plans conformance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

The mission of the Adirondack Park Agency is to protect the public and private resources of the Adirondack Park through the exercise of the powers and duties of the Agency as provided by law.