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Lake Welch Closure
Lake Welch Beach, Picnic Grounds and Public Boat Launch have closed until further notice due to a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) that has affected all of Lake Welch. The closures are necessary to protect public health and safety. Visitors should seek alternate locations for swimming and picnicking.

From the shores of Long Island to the mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 180 state parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. Beaches, boat launches, hiking trails, campsites, and golf courses all await you!

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The New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic site system is divided into eleven regions. State land in the Adirondacks (6a) and the Catskills (6b) is overseen by the Department of Environmental Conservation. For more information about those areas, please visit www.dec.ny.govLeaving New York State Parks or call 518-402-8000. Camping reservations for all New York State campgrounds can be made by visiting newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com Leaving New York State Parks or by calling 1-800-456-CAMP.

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