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On^yote?a ka Lake: 

Annual closing of upper lot and restroom facility- 

Once again in the winter season the the upper parking lot and bathrooms will be closed beginning Dec 1 . There will be no snow removal on the upper lot over winter. Ice fishers can access the lake at the lower lot/boat landing. The bathrooms and changing rooms will be locked over winter and reopen April 1.

Oneida Lake bath house will be closed for season Dec 1 - Apr 1.

Oneida Lake bath house will be closed for season Dec 1 – Apr 1.

Check out the On^yote?a ka Lake our newest Natural Area!   OneidaLakePamphlet

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No Smoking

The Environmental Resource Board recently met to address a number of concerns and complaints to EHSD and ERB concerning smoking on the beach and near the restroom at Onyata’a:ka Lake,  as well as complaints concerning cigarette butts disposed of on the beach and in the lake.  The Board agreed that smoking should not be allowed in the areas most frequented by families and children.  As of August 22, 2016 there will be No Smoking allowed within 30 feet of the beach and the restrooms.  Smoking is still allowed in other areas of the lake.  Please be respectful and dispose of your butts properly.No Smoking

Enjoying your visit to Onyota’a:ka Lake 

The Oneida community has been enjoying many of the recreational properties of the Oneida Reservation this summer, including the new Onyota’a:ka Lake. As part of the efforts to keep the property safe and enjoyable for all users the Onyota’a:ka Lake team would like remind all that the use of alcohol and fireworks/open fires is prohibited and there is no smoking on or near the beach and restrooms. The lake, as well as all Oneida recreational areas, belongs to the community to be shared, and the opportunities for activities are to be enjoyed in a respectful manner. Additionally, camping and use of any motor vehicles on grounds is prohibited. The Onyota’a:ka Lake team is pursuing further expansion of the property and amenities, which will include playground equipment and complete camping opportunities as the lake site continues to develop in the future. Violations of any of these prohibitions, or others including leaving trash, bringing pets or damage to property may carry forfeitures of $300 – $900. We thank everyone for responsibly sharing the recreational areas, and invite youth and elders, families and friends to enjoy the scenic landscapes. The Oneida Nation has many resources and strives to create a beautiful and healthy environment for our community. Yaw^ko and enjoy your visit!

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North County Rd U south of Shady Lane:

The DOT has partnered with Oneida for a 74 acre wetland mitigation on County Hwy U
 DOT Wetland Mitigation Bank

 

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TERP Public Record

The Tribal Environmental Response Program public record  is a record of sites where activities have been overseen by the TERP. This record includes the general site location, date of TERP notification to, type of TERP response, material released, environmental impact, and TERP actions. This record also provides a listing of “historical sites” that are frequently brought to the attention of the TERP.

TERP Public Record 2016/2017

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 Enjoying your visit to Onyota’a:ka Lake

The Oneida community has been enjoying many of the recreational properties of the Oneida Reservation this summer, including the new Onyota’a:ka Lake. As part of the efforts to keep the property safe and enjoyable for all users the Onyota’a:ka Lake team would like remind all that the use of alcohol and fireworks/open fires is prohibited and there is no smoking on or near the beach and restrooms. The lake, as well as all Oneida recreational areas, belongs to the community to be shared, and the opportunities for activities are to be enjoyed in a respectful manner. Additionally, camping and use of any motor vehicles on grounds is prohibited. The Onyota’a:ka Lake team is pursuing further expansion of the property and amenities, including camping opportunities as the lake site continues to develop in the future. Violations of any of these prohibitions, or others including leaving trash, bringing pets or damage to property may carry forfeitures of $300 – $900. We thank everyone for responsibly sharing the recreational areas, and invite youth and elders, families and friends to enjoy the scenic landscapes. The Oneida Nation has many resources and strives to create a beautiful and healthy environment for our community. Yaw^ko and enjoy your visit!

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