Press Release

Burton's Ferry Boat Landing Creates Better Access for Boaters and Anglers

SYLVANIA, Ga. (3/1/2012)

Anticipating thousands of users each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Screven County today dedicated the Burton’s Ferry Boat Landing, giving boaters and anglers improved access to the Savannah River. 

This facility includes the existing double wide boat ramp.  A new gangway and 40-foot floating access pier was added to the site, along with a new drive and additional parking for 50 vehicles with trailers.  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. 

Several local participating people and agencies were involved with the development of this area, including the Facility Design Team led by Screven County Manager Rick Jordon and DNR Region V supervisor Tim Barrett.  Special thanks also to Alpha Construction Company, Gator Dock & Marine LLC, Poythress Land Survey, and Parker Engineering for their assistance with this project. 

For more information on fishing or boat ramps, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com

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