No Swimming At Lake Delta
meeee

United States

#21 Jun 24, 2012
Lake delta is a very clean lake, I'd say almost as clean as ADK lakes. I would love to swim where the lifeguards are not. However, the state worker that patrols the park will write tickets if you go in the water where there is no life guard. He has to justify his $45k/year salary somehow. The only way you can swim in that lake without getting a ticket is if you or someone you know owns a home with lake access, or you are in a boat. I used to know someone who I could use their dock to swim off of. I loved swimming as far out as I could and then swimming back. Best workout, and I was in wicked good shape. You can't even go out that far where the life guards are to get in water above your head
YelledAtOnARaft

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Jun 24, 2012
For being on a raft that cop yelled at my friend He was on a raft or a big inner tube and nothing was even touching the water exept the raft, while a boat towing someone in the same raft went by.
Then to top that, how can you prove where any one got in the water an whats the difference.

Is he trying to justify his job as a reason for existing.
Rome Voter

Syracuse, NY

#23 Jun 24, 2012
PaulS1985 wrote:
I spent a lot of time at the lake in the 80's and it was always that way. Swimming at the beach only. Back then there were two reasons for that. First, it's an insurance thing. There are lifeguards there. Second, if anyone knows the history of Delta Lake you know that they flooded a town to make the lake. There are still houses under it and people in the past have gotten caught in the old house frames, especially the chimneys since they stick up further. It's all for a reason. But like the other poster said, if you want to take your chances just wait for them to leave the area. Speaking of the lake, do people still dive of the cliffs at the palisades near the dam? That was popular back in the 80's.
YOU ARE CLUELESS! Noone has gotten stuck in the houses of the old town you IDIOT! They are near the DAM, 180 feet down! You are reall an IDIOT! Keep your STUPID ideas to yourself!THANK God you are NOR a ROMAN!
To funny

Ithaca, NY

#24 Jun 24, 2012
PaulS1985 wrote:
I spent a lot of time at the lake in the 80's and it was always that way. Swimming at the beach only. Back then there were two reasons for that. First, it's an insurance thing. There are lifeguards there. Second, if anyone knows the history of Delta Lake you know that they flooded a town to make the lake. There are still houses under it and people in the past have gotten caught in the old house frames, especially the chimneys since they stick up further. It's all for a reason. But like the other poster said, if you want to take your chances just wait for them to leave the area. Speaking of the lake, do people still dive of the cliffs at the palisades near the dam? That was popular back in the 80's.
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Are you a moron thier is no underground city in lake delta. Those buildings were torn down or moved befor they flooded it. At one time their might have been a chimney or two but nothing your going to reach swimming off shore. Not being able to swim off of a camp site is just another example of the over regulation in our crappy state of new York
Rome Voter

Syracuse, NY

#25 Jun 24, 2012
the Buildings were NEVER in the back by the camping area! It was near the DAM! If you don't like camping in NY, GO somewhere else!It's been the SAME rule for 40 years! Get OVER IT!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#26 Jun 24, 2012
Forever Roman wrote:
<quoted text>No, it's posted there, has been for years. Quite a few years ago, someone dove off and instantly died when he hit a boat that was below...
Wow, that must've scared the hell out of the boat's occupants.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#27 Jun 24, 2012
park observer wrote:
<quoted text>lol.... There are no houses, house frames or chimneys in Lake Delta, just barely recognizable outlines of filled stone foundations. You can see this and the the old canal lock and tree stumps from Main Street during the winter when they drop the lake level, but only if there is heavy snowpack to melt in the spring. Didn't happen this year as the lake level was left high - no snow.

Yes, kids are still diving off the palisades, just not as often as kids today are afraid of their own shadows. Much safer to stay indoors, eat potato chips and play video games.
I totally agree with that last paragraph.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#28 Jun 24, 2012
To funny wrote:
<quoted text>.
Are you a moron thier is no underground city in lake delta. Those buildings were torn down or moved befor they flooded it. At one time their might have been a chimney or two but nothing your going to reach swimming off shore. Not being able to swim off of a camp site is just another example of the over regulation in our crappy state of new York
Read the history of how Delta Lake came to be. They flooded a town to make it. They took down what they could but much of it remained and they just flooded it as it was.
Rome Voter

Syracuse, NY

#29 Jun 24, 2012
Yes you MORON , they are Near the DAM! Not in the back of lake where campsites are that are near the water! YOU better read the history of lake delta BEFORE you post & Make yourself look STUPID!
To funny

Ithaca, NY

#30 Jun 24, 2012
PaulS1985 wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the history of how Delta Lake came to be. They flooded a town to make it. They took down what they could but much of it remained and they just flooded it as it was.
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They are not near the camp grounds and they are down deep enough were you could not get stuck in a chimney even if the buildings were still their . If you think their is a full intact city under the lake then you probably think that sponge bob square pants is down their with all his friends to. Their is a book just about lake delta get it and read it.
dumb

United States

#31 Jun 24, 2012
Don't swim off the campsites . Ppl fish in there and when they get a snag and cut thier line where does the hook go? Don't be so stupid take your lazy ass to the beach area and Stfu .
Get a life

Ithaca, NY

#32 Jun 24, 2012
dumb wrote:
Don't swim off the campsites . Ppl fish in there and when they get a snag and cut thier line where does the hook go? Don't be so stupid take your lazy ass to the beach area and Stfu .
But what if their is a fish bone on the beach you might get cut. In the old days before people got so soft you used to be able to take risk, have a little adventure , have some fun with out any body telling you how to. Now every thing is so regulated it takes the fun out of it . No wonder kids and adults just play video games it's the only time they are in control of what they do . We need less rules and more of people figuring out what to do on their own
LOL

Saranac Lake, NY

#33 Jun 25, 2012
park observer wrote:
<quoted text>
lol.... There are no houses, house frames or chimneys in Lake Delta, just barely recognizable outlines of filled stone foundations. You can see this and the the old canal lock and tree stumps from Main Street during the winter when they drop the lake level, but only if there is heavy snowpack to melt in the spring. Didn't happen this year as the lake level was left high - no snow.
Yes, kids are still diving off the palisades, just not as often as kids today are afraid of their own shadows. Much safer to stay indoors, eat potato chips and play video games.
Remember years back when the level was really low. You could walk almost across the lake bed. You could see what was left of Delta. There is cellers, but nothing to trap anyone in. We found a boat, 2 motors, and a bunch orf fishing lures. Back in the late 60's we use to dive off the Palisades. Really surprised we did not kill ourselves, but I think we were more careful back then then some are now days.
Roman

Dover, DE

#34 Jun 25, 2012
You can STILL walk accross the BACK of the lake when NO water is there! Do YOU live under a ROCK!
Roman

Dover, DE

#35 Jun 25, 2012
The lake was created by a dam on the Mohawk River. The dam is on the south side of the lake, southwest of the state park. Originally, the purpose of the reservoir was to guarantee sufficient water for the Erie Canal. The dam construction began in 1908. The reservoir contains 2.7 million ft³(76,400 m³) of water. The reservoir also controls flooding in the Mohawk basin.

The dam flooded the community of Delta, New York, which was located on the WEST BANK OF THE RIVER. Most of the structures of the village were torn down and moved to new locations before the inundation.

Guess that Proves PAULS knows NOTHING about where the building are/were!
LOL

Saranac Lake, NY

#36 Jun 25, 2012
Roman wrote:
You can STILL walk accross the BACK of the lake when NO water is there! Do YOU live under a ROCK!
So why the smart answer. Yes I know you can walk on the back side of the lake I live, and have dived on much of the site for many years. I also know how the lake was formed, and had family actually help remove much of the village when the started building the dam. I could say the same about you living under a rock for being such an asshole about you response , but I won't.
Roman

Dover, DE

#37 Jun 25, 2012
why thank you for coming out from under your rock to answer!
who

Syracuse, NY

#38 Jun 25, 2012
Look . Swim in the swimming area or don't swim. I camp there a lot in the summer and if I see you swimming off a campsite you bet your ass I'm calling the park police. Obey the rules or gtfo.
tom brady

Hamilton, NY

#39 Jun 25, 2012
you cant swim at the beach there is way too many dirty puerto ricans there, do you want your kids swimming around those smelly oily child molesting animals...i didnt think so
us diver

Minoa, NY

#40 Jun 25, 2012
i have dove the lake many times over the years i have seen alot of things down there but never a house

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