Great Sacandaga Lake Access Permit System

Permit StaffThe Regulating District maintains a New York State owned buffer zone around the Great Sacandaga Lake between the high flow line of the Reservoir (elevation 771’) and the original New York State property line.

The Regulating District, through its Permit System, provides Access Permits for use of this State land to nearby landowners. These Access Permits are temporary, provisional, and revocable. The Regulating District, on an annual basis, issues approximately 4,586 Non-Commercial permits to residents either adjoining or within one (1) mile of such land, 54 Commercial permits to businesses located around the Great Sacandaga Lake (such as marinas, restaurants, etc.) and 90 Special permits to non-profit clubs and associations, churches, schools, local governments and other groups.

 

Regulations Governing Use of State Owned Property at Great Sacandaga Lake

The Regulating District’s rules and regulations governing use of this land are more particularly set forth in Title 6, Part 606 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR)
Due Process Procedures for Access Permit Holders at Great Sacandaga Lake
Allowable Floatable Dock Configurations on Permit Areas Greater than 20 Feet in Width
Allowable Floatable Dock Configurations on Permit Areas Less than 20 Feet in Width
Allowable Stairway and Stair Landing Configuration
Shoreline Cutting Restriction Information

Great Sacandaga Lake Historic Properties Management Plan

The development of the Great Sacandaga Lake Historic Properties Management Plan (HPMP) is a requirement of the Hudson River – Black River Regulating District’s (Regulating District’s) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for the Great Sacandaga Lake Project, Project No. 12252, Saratoga, Fulton and Hamilton Counties, New York. The HPMP outlines the historic significance and the responsibilities for the Regulating District and everyone involved with the State land known as the Great Sacandaga Lake. The October 8, 2009 Historic Properties Management Plan letter is currently available on our website:

Great Sacandaga Lake Historic Property Management Plan Education Letter
Historic Properties Management Plan

Great Sacandaga Lake Permit System Application Forms

Online Access Permit System
GSL Access Permit System Rates
Access Permit Application
Application for Work Permit ($15.00 fee required upon submission)
Access Permit Change Form

Guidance Documents Supporting HRBRRD’s Statement of Administrative Policy – Access Permits GSL

DRAFT Statement of Admin Policy HRBRRD Access Permits GSL 12 15 2021
Response to Request for Access Permit (Eligible But No Access Permit Area is Available)
Response to Request for Access Permit (Not Eligible – Property is beyond one mile)
Stop Work Notice
Application for Sacandaga Park Bathing Beach Users Permit at GSL
Sacandaga Park Bathing Beach Users Program and Policy
https://www.hrbrrd.ny.gov/gsl-permit-system/title-6-part-606/
Application for Renewal Access Permit at GSL
2020 – 09 09 2020 GSL Access Permit Fee Schedule via Resolution 20-35-09
Due Process Procedures for Access Permit Holders at GSL January 2010Application for Access Permit Commercial
Procedures For Processing Work Permits Requiring APA Section 814 Review
2003 – Resolution 03-03-02 Adopting Special Policies for Access Permit System
1980 – 02 11 1980 Resolution 80 07 02 Amends SEQRA Permissions
GSL Historic Properties Management Plan- Fulton, Hamilton, and Saratoga Counties, NY
GSL Historic Properties Management Plan (HPMP) Education Letter
https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory-Program-and-Permits/Nationwide-Permits/2017_NWP_FinalDD/
2002 – FERC License for GSL P-12252 09 25 2002 (See Articles 404 & 407)
Dear Access Permit Holder Renewal Notice Jan 2020
Postcard – Email to Access Permit Holders Who Fail to Renew Before March 15th
Tag indicating non-renewal and requiring removal of items from access permit area
Temporary Revocable Permit Application
2005 Resolution 05-51-11 Directing Exec Dir and Chief Eng to Limit Participation in Activities that Require Section 814 Review
2006 Resolution 06-20-05 Directing Exec Dir and Chief Eng to Limit Participation in Activities that Require Section 814 Review
Access Permit System Shoreline Cutting Restriction
Recognizing Hazardous Defects In Trees
Placard Displaying Access Permit Number
Allowable Floatable or Rolling Dock Configurations on Access Permit Areas 20 Feet in Width or Less
Allowable Floatable or Rolling Dock Configurations on Access Permit Areas Greater than 20 Feet in Width 03-26-20
Allowable Stairway and Stair Landing Configurations 03-26-20
Native Plant List for Adirondack Park March 24, 2013
NYS Stds and Specs for Erosion and Sediment Control Silt Fence
Drainage Ditch Swale Specifications March 2009
Erosion and Slope Stability Monitoring Plan for GSL Jan 2004