Repairs to an existing Chattahoochee River boat ramp has begun, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. The ramp, frequently used by boaters and anglers, is located off Campbellton Road/Ga. Hw. 166 (Fulton County side).
An excessive accumulation of sediment leads to making the ramp difficult or even impossible at times, to use. It also requires constant maintenance. Repairs will be made to allow the river’s current to self-clean sediment from the ramp surface.
While work is ongoing, this ramp will be unavailable to boaters. Boaters to the area will need to utilize either the National Park Service Paces Ferry Unit (Hwy. 41) ramp in Cobb County (upstream) or the Whitesburg boat ramp at Hwy. 16 in Coweta County (downstream). The renovations should be complete by late November.
Wildlife Resources Division’s boating access program is funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program (SFR). Administered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the SFR Program was created to resort and better manage fishery resources. Federal funding is generated by taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, and import duties. To receive the funds, all state revenue from sporting licenses must be allocated to Wildlife Resources Division for administration and fish/wildlife management. The amount of funding available to Georgia is determined by the amount of land area and the number of paid licensed anglers in the state.
For more information on boat ramps or fishing in Georgia, visit www.georgiawildlife.com.