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Press Release

Bonner’s Point Public Boat Ramp on Lake Jordan to Close Temporarily Beginning Tuesday, January 26

January 27, 2010

In August 2009, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) began improvements to the Bonner’s Point Public Boat Ramp on Lake Jordan in Elmore County. These improvements include a new 60-foot wide launching ramp capable of accommodating up to four boaters at a time, two 100-foot courtesy piers, and two new access roads to improve the flow of traffic to and from the launching ramps.
 
On Tuesday, January 26, crews began construction of the new access roads, which will take several weeks to complete. During this time it will not be possible to launch boats at this public facility. Anglers should make arrangements to launch their boats at one of the other access areas located on the lake. Private boat ramps are available at Momma Jeans below Mitchell Dam and at Lake Jordan Marina across the lake from Bonner’s Point. There is also free public access at the State Ramp on the east side of the lake near Jordan Dam with parking for about 90 rigs.
 
According to WFF Fisheries Development Coordinator Damon Abernethy, the large amount of rain the area has received since last fall has postponed the project. “We hoped to have the job completed prior to February 1, and realize that this will represent a temporary inconvenience to anglers who would have begun fishing Lake Jordan in earnest by mid-February,” Abernethy said. “We feel certain that the improvements will be worth the wait.” 
 
Anglers and boaters who would like to obtain information about the Bonners Point closing should visit http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/reservoirs/jordan/access/b/ for updates during the project period or call the Fisheries Section at 334-242-3471.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.