Site Features ADA-Compliant Parking Spaces
and Boat Launch
The New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the completion of the
Black River at Deer River Fishing Access Site, a new Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant fishing access site in the town of
Denmark, Lewis County.
"This newly constructed Black River
at Deer River Fishing Access Site provides anglers with access to a
10-mile stretch of the Black River between Castorland
and Carthage. Anglers will also have easy access to the Deer River,"
said Randall C. Young, Regional Director, Region 6.
Improvements at the Black River at Deer
River Fishing Access Site include a gravel parking area with
ADA-compliant accessible parking spaces and an accessible single-lane
gravel boat launch near the confluence of the Deer and Black rivers. The
parking lot includes one standard space and a space for vehicles with
trailers. An additional three-vehicle parking area near the joining of
the rivers can be used for launching car-top vessels. The site also
features an additional 10-parking spaces for vehicles with trailers.
Development of this site provides anglers
with access to public fishing on 0.35 miles of the south bank of the Deer
River and approximately 0.66 miles on the north bank of the Black River.
Popular gamefish species found in this section of the Black River include
Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, and Chain Pickerel.
The $75,000 project cost was funded by
Marks Farms Natural Resources Damages settlement funds stemming from an
enforcement action after a manure spill in the river in 2005.