Post by 225skeeter on Oct 30, 2015 21:23:31 GMT -5
Over the existence of the Marsh Creek Park, clubs & volunteers in cooperation with DNR,EPA, Fish & Game and several other agencies made efforts to improve and maintain MC. In recent years some clubs became disgruntled by the actions of a few groups and placed their efforts towards other ventures (not MC lake) where efforts were appreciated and not trampled on by special intrest, greed and unjust treatment .
I've stated this many times in the past and hope that disregard for others is not evident when decisions are made. "Attemps to coexist without respect and cooperation will only end in conflict!"
Post by fed up keven on Nov 2, 2015 10:04:32 GMT -5
How many here have ever stopped in and tried to talk to the park manager? All you do is pregnant dog on this board. No one knows how to face someone and TALK to them with constructive criticism I guess. All any one does any more is attack and that will get nothing done. Does anyone know why this lake was built because if you think it was for fishing and recreation you are dead wrong It’s a flood control and water supply lake. There are rules and laws that they have to follow. This winter draw down has happened every year since the lake was opened. When is the last time the weeds were sprayed? Well guess what it’s a pesticide its public knowledge they cannot lie to you by law. It’s been 5 years last treatment was at the docks and mooring areas. Yes this lake is over used what should the park do close it down to only a select few? No it’s a State Park open for everyone. I am a kayak and wade fishermen. Walk the shoreline look at the amount of worm containers and line everywhere. I have 40k bass boats splashing me with their 50$ Muskie luers when I was fishing this spot for 45 minutes before they show up. So guess what jerk fishermen are just as big of a problem as jerk kayakers. Clubs pull out because the fish commission won’t stalk bass or do a study. The park has no say so let’s quit doing what's right because we are angry at the wrong people, real mature. No one user group is perfect and no one user group has any rights to the lake over another. This board will never be a form for getting something accomplished stop your pregnant doging go and TALK to the people in charge don't just attack. I have I think they are good people with the right heart and hate seeing them attacked all the time buy people behind keyboards.
Post by Boat Trailer Guest on Nov 15, 2019 15:40:12 GMT -5
For the record, I second...(third or wherever it left off) the extra boat launch...trailers only please! There are plenty of small lakes in the surrounding area that are tailor made for small boats. Everyone clearly has their own agenda and it's inevitable that the "sportsman" will be the loser. On another note, I've fished PA lakes with half the acreage of MC with no HP limit at all. At the very least a "No HP Limit - Idle Only" would go a long way on a windy day. There is already precedence for that in PA lakes as well. Or perhaps after Labor Day to Memorial Day to set a new precedence. Of course it will be abused, but a few stiff fines should take care of that in short order. Also, before you make the oil in the water argument, there are plenty of water supply lakes where gas motors abound with minimal effect. And yes, there is a whole lot of swimming and dock fishing for a lake clearly posted to the contrary! I have personally witnessed many swimming and dock fishing violations while the authorities looked on from yards away. If we're going to turn our heads for one group, head turning should be fair play for all.
Post by Grandaddy of all on Nov 20, 2019 15:22:27 GMT -5
Hey great idea. Are you trying to add a launch to accomodate kayak fishermen or kayak yuppies who put their oar in some grass and scream for chemical dumps?? Why not draw it all the way down, concrete the bottom and paint lines The chernobyl tailings pond has a healthier ecosystem.
I also have been on the list for many many years. I stopped into the office once to check on the status and my name had been mysteriously dropped off the list. No explanation.
Management of this waiting list over the years has been terrible. There are a lot of frustrated people.
Charging a fee to just be on the waiting list is dumb. It makes no sense at all. If you need to recover costs of the system, then charge an acceptance fee when a name pops up. That way you pay only if you choose the service. Also, there are a lot of boats/spaces that never ever get used. It would make sense to charge a somewhat substantial fee to keep your boat at the lake. People who actually use and appreciate the service would be more than happy to pay a few hundred dollars per year. And, people who don't use their boats will drop the service and spots will open up for others.
Oops, I posted before reading the second two pages. Still think paying for a waiting list is dumb.
About the lake and how it has changed over the years. Yup, it's different and more crowded. That's just because Chester County is different and WAY more crowded. There really isn't anything more the state can do here. They do a good job at serving all the different interest groups: fisherman, boaters, kayakers, hikers, dog owners, bikers, hunters, families, picnicers, etc etc. They ALL can use the park and it's a darn good place to do all those things.
Think about it, it's a lake with no development on the shorelines, good fishing, beautiful views, nice amenities, good access, and ample surrounding land for non-water activities. It's an absolute success story.
However, with all that said, I've stopped going there nearly as much as I used to. It's just too crowded for my taste.