The following regulation is codified within New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) under…
- Title 6, Department of Environmental Conservation
190.26 Hemlock-Canadice State Forest (Livingston-Ontario State Reforestation Area No. 1).
In addition to other applicable general provisions of this Part, the following requirements apply to the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest. In the event of a conflict, these specific provisions shall control.
For the purposes of this section, Hemlock-Canadice State Forest refers to the Phelps and Gorham Purchase in Townships 7, 8 and 9, Ranges 5 and 6, located in the Finger Lakes Region, approximately 30 miles south of the city of Rochester. The property includes two large undeveloped parcels surrounding Hemlock and Canadice Lakes, totaling 6,684 acres in the towns of Canadice, Conesus, Livonia, Richmond and Springwater in Ontario and Livingston Counties, being the same lands as more particularly described in deeds conveying such lands to the People of the State of New York, on file in the Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY, and duly recorded in the offices of the county clerks of Ontario and Livingston Counties. Said Hemlock-Canadice State Forest shall be hereinafter referred to in this section as “State forest.”
(b) In or on the State forest, it is unlawful for any person to:
(1) possess or operate a boat, ice fish, traverse the ice or water, or fish from shore on:
(i) Hemlock Lake: north of the northerly boat launch, and between Boat Launch Road and Hemlock Lake; and
(ii) Canadice Lake: northernmost 500 feet of the lake;
(2) operate: a mechanically propelled vessel over 17 feet in length, a mechanically propelled vessel with a motor exceeding 10 horsepower, or a non-mechanically propelled vessel over 24 feet in length;
(3) flush motors, bilges, bait buckets, livewells, or wash boats, except more than 100 feet from lakes and streams;
(4) swim, bathe, wade, water ski, tube;
(5) set, light or use a campfire, charcoal fire;
(7) operate an all-terrain vehicle;
(8) operate a snowmobile, except on designated trails when there is sufficient snow cover;
(9) discharge a firearm, except for legally taking game species;
(10) transport or introduce any aquatic plant or animal into the water;
(11) introduce, use or maintain any horses, work animals or other animals;
(12) possess a domesticated pet unless it is leashed or controlled at all times;
(13) deposit any feces or animal entrails within 100 feet of any water body or water course;
(14) commit any act that may result in contamination of any portion of the lakes or streams.