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March 10, 2017

Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC)

 

Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC)

 

The Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC) is comprised of six islands owned by the State of New York and managed collectively. LCIMC is located in the northeastern Adirondacks in the towns of Ausable, Peru and Plattsburgh in Clinton County and in the towns of Crown Point, Chesterfield, Ticonderoga, Westport and Willsboro in Essex County.

The six islands are: Valcour, Schuyler, Cole, Garden, Sheepshead and Signal Buoy. The six islands contain about 1,130 acres of Forest Preserve land. LCIMC maintains about 13 miles of hiking trails and 34 designated campsites. The LCIMC also maintains three boat launch sites located at Peru Dock, Port Douglas and Willsboro Bay.

 

Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC) Bluff Point Lighthouse

Bluff Point Lighthouse

The six islands that make up the LCIMC contain 13 miles of hiking trails, 34 designated campsites and offer a variety of day-use opportunities that include hiking, picnicking, wildlife and bird watching or visiting the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island.

 

The Bluff Point Lighthouse is the only lighthouse on Lake Champlain to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It overlooks Valcour Bay, the site of the 1776 Battle of Valcour Bay (the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War). The Bay is also a National Historic Landmark. The light continues to serve as a U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.

 

 

Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex Unit Management Plan

Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC)

Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex (LCIMC)

 

The Lake Champlain Islands Management Complex Unit Management Plan includes: Valcour Island Primitive Area (968.5 acres); Schuyler Island Primitive Area (161.4 acres); Champlain Islands Wild Forest (4 acres);  Peru Dock Boat Launch Intensive Use Area (10.5 acres);  Port Douglas Boat Launch Intensive Use Area (2.5 acres); and Willsboro Bay Boat Launch Intensive Use Area (15.1 acres).  Champlain Islands Wild Forest consists of four islands: Garden Island, Cole Island, Sheepshead Island and Signal Buoy. Each is less than one acre of land surface.

 

 

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