NYPA Offers Boating Access to Reservoirs and Waterways

The Hinckley dam and reservoir are open for the 2018 season as of May 24, for recreational boating and fishing

Effective May 24, 2018, the 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 are in place.

Located along the north side of the reservoir on Route 365, and open daily during the boating season, the recreational boat 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.

The Hinckley Boat Launch is open seasonally, typically from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Water elevations play a vital role in the operation of the Hinckley Boat Launch. Low water may result in unsafe launching conditions which would cause NYPA to temporarily close the launch until the elevation rises to a level ensuring the safe launching or removal of boats. Real-time conditions are available at these links:

Current Conditions