Photo by Bill Herrington.

Paddlers' Trail Site Stewards

Volunteer stewardship is critical to the upkeep of the Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail (LCPT). LCC encourages all paddlers to view themselves as active caretakers of the Trail system by following guidance for safe and low-impact use of the Trail. If you are an experienced, safety-conscious paddler and able to visit a site several times during the season, consider becoming an LCPT Site Steward. Stewards either adopt one Trail site to frequent or serve as "stewards at large" and report back on conditions at any of the sites in the system. During each visit, stewards assess launch and landing areas, pick up trash, check for erosion, and file reports on site use and conditions. Trail sites vary in their stewardship needs. Locations at the more developed state parks have on-site staff and are vigorously managed. Other public and private sites offer primitive camping and have no on-site caretakers. As use of the LCPT increases, so does the importance of having a committed group of volunteer stewards.

Please complete the volunteer form below if you're interested in serving as a Paddlers' Trail Site Steward or Steward At Large

Preliminary Site Steward Locations for 2015 Paddling Season

  • East Creek Bay - Shoreham, VT
  • Five Mile Point - Shoreham, VT
  • Barn Rock Cove - Westport, NY
  • Barn Rock North - Westport, NY
  • Palisades - Westport, NY
  • Snake Den Harbor - Westport, NY
  • Ore Bed Harbor - Westport, NY
  • Bay Park Beach - Shelburne, VT
  • Law Island - Colchester, VT
  • Schuyler Island - Chesterfield, NY
  • Point Au Roche - Plattsburgh, NY
  • Hazelett Beach - Colchester, VT
  • Niquette Bay - Colchester, VT
  • Mill River Falls Parcel - Georgia, VT
  • Highgate Cliffs Natural Area - Swanton, VT

Paddlers' Trail Site Steward Volunteer Form

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