DEC asks for input on Hinckley Reservoir

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on recreational opportunities at its Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area, just outside the southwestern Adirondacks.

“The Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Area is on the south shore of the 2,880-acre Hinckley Reservoir (in) Cold Brook, and currently includes a beach, woods, trails, pavilion, spacious lawn, picnic area, and volleyball court,” a press release said. “DEC is asking the public to share comments regarding additional recreational opportunities, including campsites, a playground, a bike trail system, and a trailered boat launch to create a full-scale DEC campground at this location.”

There will be a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the town of Trenton Public Meeting Room in Barneveld. Comments can also be submitted to Josh Houghton, state Bureau of Recreation, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, by email to campinfo@dec.ny.gov, or by phone to 518-457-2500. Comments will be accepted until Dec. 15.

There is also an online survey that can be used to share ideas at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKRP9Y7.

The reservoir is managed by the New York State Canal Corporation to maintain water levels in the canal system.