N.Y. Power Authority Opens Hinckley Boat Launch to Public Following the Installation of Navigational Buoys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UTICA-The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced today that its recreational boat launch at the Hinckley dam and reservoir, along with the site’s fishing access area, are open for the season. Directional and warning buoys by the power dam spillway have already been installed.
Located along the north side of the reservoir on Route 365, NYPA built the boat launch in 1985 as a recreational measure in connection with the construction of its Gregory B. Jarvis small-hydro power plant.
Open daily during the boating season, the launch consists of concrete planks extending 200 feet into the reservoir to permit easy access for boaters. The launch will remain open as long as reservoir conditions remain safe for boating.
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