May 30, 2012 —
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) officially opened the Neversink Reservoir to canoes, kayaks and sailboats on Friday, May 25. The Neversink Reservoir will be open now for boaters to enjoy from today through Columbus Day Weekend.
At an opening ceremony held at Chandlers Cove, DEP personnel, dignitaries from the county and towns, Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) representatives and residents applauded the new regulations that allow the use of the Neversink Reservoir and the surrounding area for recreational use.
Roberta Byron-Lockwood of the Sullivan County Visitors Association said, “Sullivan County has looked forward to the opening of the Neversink, a valuable asset to add to our many green, eco-friendly attributes that SCVA promotes to the visitors coming to Sullivan County. It will be an economic boost to the tourism industry and businesses around the reservoir.”
Upgraded access points at Chandlers Cove and Kramers Cove located on the western side of the Neversink along Aden Road are shown on a brochure printed by the Catskill Watershed Corporation. The brochure details the permit requirements, regulations, types of boats permitted, launch sites and boat rental and steam cleaning businesses located near the reservoir.
Visit www.nyc.gov/dep  or call 800/882-2287.