Houlihan Bridge Boat Ramp Area Dedicated Today

By Georgia DNR, Wildlife Resources Division

Published: September 20, 2011

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Anticipating more than 15,000 users each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the City of Port Wentworth today dedicated the Houlihan Bridge Boat Ramp area, giving boaters and anglers improved access to the lake.

This facility includes two (two lane) boat ramps, two floating access piers, three boat washing stations, an informational kiosk and parking for 45 trucks and trailers.  There are also portable restrooms available at the site.  The area will be accessible to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This ramp area is one of more than 17 ramps being constructed around the state as part of the Go Fish Georgia Initiative.  This initiative seeks to establish Georgia as a national fishing destination through a three-tiered approach:  1) improving the quality of fishing in Georgia waters; 2) improving access to water bodies for fishing in Georgia; and 3) increasing participation through active promotion and marketing of Georgia’s exceptional fishing resources.

There have been several participating people and agencies involved with the development of this area, including the Facility Design Team (City of Port Wentworth and Georgia DNR staff members); City of Port Wentworth City Manager (Phillip Claxton), Director of Leisure Services (Patrick Foran) and Public Works Director (Brian Harvey); Pat Burke of Port City Design Group and Griffin Construction.

For more information on fishing or boat ramps, visit http://www.gofishgeorgia.com . For more information on the City of Port Wentworth, visit http://www.cityofportwentworth.com .

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