The existing master plan for the NHAL was approved in 2005. Since that time, several trends in recreation participation, along with changes to the use and management of surrounding public lands, have placed different and new demands on the property. To adapt to these changes and to ensure that the Department of Natural Resources continues to provide high-quality experiences to visitors, changes are proposed to outdoor recreation opportunities provided at the property.

The more notable proposed changes to the master plan include:

The proposed amendment does not propose any changes to the land management classifications of the NHAL and all components of the 2005 property master plan will remain unchanged unless directly noted in this amendment.