News from the DNR Office of Communications

Boat Launching Ramps at Elk Neck State Park to Reopen for Memorial Day Weekend

North East, MD. (May 25, 2010) — The Maryland Park Service will reopen the boat launching ramps in the Rogue’s Harbor area of Elk Neck State Park on Friday, May 28, 2010.  The ramps have been closed for 10 weeks due to safety concerns during a renovation project.

The final details of the renovation are ongoing and access to certain areas of the facility may be limited during this initial opening.  Every effort has been made to minimize the length of the closure and the area is now safe for public access.

The existing piers, pilings and bulkhead that were damaged by several storms have been repaired. Additionally, the decking on the piers and bulkhead are being replaced and that phase of the project is ongoing.

For further information contact park headquarters at (410) 287-5333.

   May 26, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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