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Jeff King (603) 271- 1748
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
June 9, 2011

Trailer Boaters Warned to Avoid Use of Connecticut River Boat Ramps in Claremont, Haverhill and Orford, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department today warned people with trailered boats to avoid using the following boat ramps on the Connecticut River until further notice: Ashley Ferry Boat Ramp in Claremont, Bedell Bridge Boat Ramp in Haverhill, and the boat access site in Orford.  Significant mud and silt accumulation on the ramps have rendered them unusable for trailered boats.  Boaters risk getting their vehicles and trailers stuck in the mud.  The large amount of accumulation has hampered cleanup efforts. The access site remains usable for canoes, kayaks and other small cartop boats.

Fish and Game will be working through the N.H. Department of Environmental Services permitting process in order to remove the sediments.  This process could take up to a month before approvals are obtained for the work. 

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit

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