Lows Lake, New York State
A loss of our water flying heritage
WaterFlying Magazine has published several stories over the past year about our on-going battles over seaplane access at New York state’s Lows Lake. A large beautiful lake in the Adirondack’s, Lows Lake has been the battle ground with environmental groups intent on prohibiting seaplanes. This is one we lost. SPA member, John McDonald, shares his personal perspective on this great loss to the seaplane community.
Here’s a 2009 photo of my 73 Cessna 180J seaplane on Low’s Lake in the Adirondack Park, New York, where I was camping and fishing with my 81 year old Dad.
I have been flying into this remote lake to camp, canoe, and fish for over 20 years. This lake will soon become one of the many Adirondack lakes that will be closed to floatplane use, thanks to the Adirondack Park Agency, a radical preservationist zoning organization, and the New York State Department of Enviromental Conservation.
John McDonald Lyons Falls, NY 13368