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Ashokan Reservoir: A Great Place to Recreate

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Brent Gotsch
Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by Allison Lent

Ashokan Reser­voir. Pho­to by Alli­son Lent


We just want­ed to share some beau­ti­ful pho­tos of the Ashokan Reser­voir that were tak­en recent­ly by AWSMP and Ulster Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict employ­ee Alli­son Lent. Even in times like these when there is so much stress and uncer­tain­ty we should con­sid­er our­selves lucky to be in such close prox­im­i­ty to so much nat­ur­al splendor.

We’re in the midst of fish­ing sea­son and the Ashokan Reser­voir is a great place to get out­side and enjoy some fish­ing while main­tain­ing social dis­tanc­ing. Before you head out be sure to get a New York City Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion (NYC DEP) Access Per­mit (free of charge and eas­i­ly done online) and a New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (NYSDEC) Fish­ing License (can also be done online but costs vary).

We hope that you enjoy the reser­voir, pub­lic fish­ing and oth­er pub­lic access along our streams, and every­thing else that our water­shed has to offer.

Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by Allison Lent.

Ashokan Reser­voir. Pho­to by Alli­son Lent.