MEDIA ADVISORYJuly 13, 2023
For Immediate ReleaseContact: Mary Alice LaPlante
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: