Anticipating more than 10,000 users each year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams, Mayor Pro-Tem Liz Ordiales and other representatives today dedicated the Mayor’s Park Boat Landing, giving boaters and anglers improved access to Lake Chatuge.
This facility includes a 26-foot wide concrete boat ramp, 24 parking spaces for trailered vehicles, plus 10 additional car spaces. The area will be accessible to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The installation of boat ramps gives anglers and boaters improved access to waterways. This helps facilitate fishing participation in Georgia’s exceptional fishing resources. Additionally, the availability of ramps in communities brings people through those areas, with potential for economic increase.
Mayor’s Park Boat Landing will be part of a larger planned City Park that will include a pavilion, bathrooms, a dog park, walking trail, fishing piers and picnic areas.
Mayor’s Park Boat Landing was constructed using a mix of federal Sport Fish Restoration fund dollars, state and local monies. Several participating people and agencies were involved with the development of this area, including the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the City of Hiawassee and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
To find a boat ramp near you, visit www.georgiaoutdoormap.com.