NYPA Press Release

N.Y. Power Authority Opens Hinckley Boat Launch to Public May 23

For Immediate Release: 05/20/22

Contact:Mario Roefaro | mario.roefaro@nypa.gov | (315) 792-8335


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, will open for the 2022 season on Monday, May 23.

Directional and warning buoys by the power dam spillway are in place.

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 daylight hours for the boating season, the launch consists of concrete planks extending 250 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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