Media Advisory - July 13, 2023 (GLS Property Awareness)
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Alice LaPlante
AWARENESS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROPERTY OPERATED BY THE
GREAT LAKES ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (GLS)
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announced a reminder today that, per Federal Code of Regulations, 33 CFR § 401.93, government property surrounding and including GLS lock facilities and the shipping canal in Massena, N.Y. is closed to the public for outdoor recreational use such as swimming, fishing, camping, and hunting activities. In the coming weeks, additional signage will be posted along GLS property limits to provide better visibility for residents and visitors traveling in the area.
The North Overlook Parking Lot is open to the public for viewing ships transiting Eisenhower Lock during the 2023 navigation season. It is approximately located at 190B Barnhart Island Road; Massena, N.Y. 13662.
There are numerous locations in the Massena area open to the public for fishing and outdoor recreation, including on the St. Lawrence River, the Grasse River, and the Raquette River. Below is a non-exhaustive list of public recreational areas outside of federal government property:
- St. Lawrence River – www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29956.html
- Grasse River – www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/49285.html
- Raquette River – www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/55789.html
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