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Downings Landing Ramp - Reopened

Garret Graaskamp: (603) 271-1748
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211

July 13, 2017

ALTON, N.H. -- The public boat ramp facility known as Downing’s Landing in Alton NH and providing access to Alton Bay and Lake Winnipesaukee reopened today.


The launch facility had been closed to complete drilling to assess sediment conditions at the ramp in advance of evaluating potential ramp and dock refurbishment concepts and subsequent engineering designs.


The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will use the geotechnical information from the drilling activity to assess design options for a new ramp and dock system that will replace the existing structures.


New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration 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.  For more information on boating access locations in NH visit


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