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Dec. 7 in Crown Point

A public meeting to develop a draft Unit Management Plan for the Crown Point Historic Site and Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Crown Point Historic Site Museum.

A public meeting to develop a draft Unit Management Plan for the Crown Point Historic Site and Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Crown Point Historic Site Museum.

— A public meeting to develop a draft Unit Management Plan for the Crown Point Historic Site and Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Crown Point Historic Site Museum.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPHRP) staff will facilitate the meeting and solicit public feedback for future management of these public lands.

The historic site, located on the west side of Bridge Road, is managed by OPRHP and contains the ruins of Fort St. Frederic and Fort Crown Point. The forts were built during the 18th century, St. Frederic by the French and Crown Point by the British and Provincial troops, and have been designated as National Historic Landmarks. The site also is home to a museum that contains displays and presentations on the history of the site and surrounding area.

The campground and day use area is located on the east side of Bridge Road is managed by DEC and contains 66 campsites and a boat launch. The historic Crown Point Pier and Champlain Memorial Lighthouse are located on the property.

The draft Unit Management Plan will address the future management of both properties, which encompass 440-acres along the shores of Lake Champlain.

To submit comments on the Unit Management Plan or for inclusion on the mailing list, individuals or organizations can e-mail DEC at lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us or send mail to: Attn: Crown Point Draft UMP, NYS DEC - Division of Lands & Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany 12233-4250. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 30.

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