Hinckley boat launch ramp to close Monday


HINCKLEY — The boat-launching ramp at the Hinckley Reservoir will close for the season on Monday, Sept. 27, according to an announcement by the New York Power Authority.

NYPA will also remove the directional and warning buoys at the boat launch, and by the power dam spillway and other areas in the vicinity of its Gregory B. Jarvis Power Plant, a 9,000-kilowatt hydroelectric facility.

The reopening of the Hinckley Reservoir boat-launching ramp is planned for May 2022, before the Memorial Day weekend. Located along the north side of the reservoir on Route 365, the boat launch was first opened to the public in 1985.  

The launch consists of concrete planks extending 250 feet into the reservoir to permit easy access for boaters. NYPA also provided for parking spaces for cars and boat trailers and a turnaround area.

The Jarvis Power Plant, which features two turbine-generators, began operating in 1986 and is named in honor of an astronaut from the Mohawk Valley who was killed that year aboard the space shuttle Challenger.


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