Save The Eagle Lake Boat Launch From Closing

Save The Eagle Lake Boat Launch From Closing

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April 9, 2023
Signatures: 2,025Next Goal: 2,500
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Started by Chris Hyde

Save The Eagle Lake Boat Launch From Closing


The Adirondack Park Agency ( APA)  has decided to close the Eagle Lake Boat Launch to trailered boats.  This action goes against the “preferred option 3”  that was proposed in the 2019 Hammond Pond UMP.  This action will cut off access to property owners who can only access their properties from the water.   It will also limit the public from accessing the lake, camping area and beach with any boat that can’t be carried over the barrier to get it off the trailer. 


Option 3 of the 2019 Unit Management plan was supposed to allow the launch to be studied for 5 years and then revisited before a decision was made..  In February, the APA  made a decision, without any meaningful study, to close the launch at the end of the 2024 boating season. 


The Town of Ticonderoga and Essex County have unanimously passed a resolution opposing the closure of the launch because it will negatively impact local residents and visitors to this site.  


The Eagle Lake Boat launch was established in the 1930’s and has provided access to the lake, camping area and beach for nearly 100 years.


Please see the link below for the 2019 Hammond Pond UMP Please see page 95 for Boat Launch information.

https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/hpwfump2.pdf

Please include your comments in the box below and sign the petition to keep the boat launch open to the public.

In addition to signing this petition and voting against the closure of the launch, you can contact the APA directly.   John Ernst, Chairman   Adirondack Park Agency P.O. Box 99 1133 NYS Route 86 Ray Brook, NY 12977    Phone: 518-891-4050 

 

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