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    Letchworth Trail...no hammocks allowed?

    I just called the letchworth state park to reserve the north lean to on the letchworth trail. I have been going there for several years and never had anyone tell me I had to sleep in the lean to. She told me no tents, I said fine then she says no hammocks either. What is happening? In fact last year they made a mistake with our reservation and people were already at the lean to so they asked if we had tents to stay in since we couldn't use the lean to. I know it won't be a problem since we hardly ever see anyone back there anyway, but this is something new.

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    Is Letchworth a NY DEC park? Check out https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...C-campgrounds?.

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    Unfortunately, Letchworth (even the portion that is on the FLT) is a NYS Park:

    http://nysparks.com/publications/doc...egulations.pdf

    ...and so attaching anything to a tree is officially prohibited. I wasn't aware of the issue with tents near the lean-to, but I've seen it and there isn't a lot of ground space nearby to tent.
    Last edited by captaincoupal; 06-17-2016 at 12:36.

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    That link's a 404 cap'n

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatBigDave View Post
    That link's a 404 cap'n
    Thanks! Updated with a corrected link.

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    It's still 404 for me

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    This wasn't an issue last year. I even car camped in the Letchworth state park campground with several hammocker's twice last year and no one said a word.

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    Gah! Fixed link. As for it being an issue, I think most folks would agree that a lot of these problems depend upon the rangers who are doing the enforcing.

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    Another "too many people not enough space issue" it seems. It's time to bale to more hammock friendly areas.

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