State Parks eyes Camp Barton for local-state partnership

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has entered into negotiations regarding the future of Camp Barton in Trumansburg.

The Baden-Powell Boy Scout Council has been forced to sell Camp Barton in order to meet its $1.4 million obligation outlined by the Boy Scouts of America, according to Ithaca Voice.

The camp is located north of Taughannock Falls in Seneca County. Trumansburg Mayor Rordan Hart said State Parks is “interested in purchasing the park, but not managing it.”

The future of Camp Barton will depend on the Baden Powell Council, Towns of Ulysses and Covert, and the Village of Trumansburg coming together to work out a collaborative management plan.

Local officials will meet with State Parks officials to discuss a local-state partnership on February 15.

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