Jeff King, Statewide Public Boat Access Program Coordinator: 603-271-1748
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
May 16, 2013
Newfound Lake Boat Ramp Closure
CONCORD, N.H. -- The Wellington State Park boat access facility on Newfound Lake in Bristol, N.H., will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31, 2013. During this time, Prock Marine will install a missing piling and reset existing piles into bedrock so that an accessible floating dock can be installed.
The contractor will mobilize equipment during the week of May 20,2013, so a portion of the parking lot will be closed during that week. The facility will be open for use during the Memorial Day Weekend. On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, the site will close and the contractor will build a temporary structure that will allow them to reach out to the location of the missing pile. The piles will then be set and the dock installed.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department replaced the old concrete boat launch ramps with ramps of a newer, more innovative design last September. During the winter, one of the new piles was displaced by ice movement.
Fish and Game constructed the original Newfound Lake boat access facility in 1996 on a 5-acre parcel of State Park land, using federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) and state funds.
New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and WSFR funds. Fish and Game's Facilities Construction and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes existing sites and builds new public boat access areas. Visit wildnh.com/access.
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