Hinckley boat launch to open Thursday

Published May 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

HINCKLEY — The New York Power Authority’s recreational boat launch at the Hinckley dam and reservoir, along with the site’s fishing access area will be open for the season beginning Thursday. Directional and warning buoys by the power dam spillway are in place.

Located along the north side of the reservoir on Route 365, the Authority 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 access for boaters. The launch will remain open as long as reservoir conditions remain safe for boating.