Reminder to Boaters - Four Launches Currently Under Temporary Closure
10/11/2012 | Posted by customerserviceTags: recreational, commercial
In Allegany County:
The Maryland Park Service has closed the Jennings Randolph Lake Boat Ramp, located in Swanton, due to low water levels caused by dry conditions. The area around the boat ramp is still open for sight seeing but the boat ramp itself is closed as it is not safe to launch at such low levels. Visitors to the area may still enjoy views of the lake, walk surrounding trails and fish from the shore. More information is available by calling the lake office at 301-334-9180.
In Washington County:
A construction project on the I-70 Bridge over Conococheague Creek between Clear Spring and Hagerstown has serverely limited vessel usage on Conococheague Creek making portage impossible. Please refrain from using this portion of Conococheague Creek. For more information contact Jeff Foreman of the Maryland State Highway Administration at 301-223-1680 (office) or 301-252-1270 (cell).
The lake at Greenbrier State Park will begin a gradual drawdown on Monday October 15, 2012. We will lower the pool level less than 6 feet so that a contractor can remove sediment in a channel from the boat ramp to the main body of the lake. The project term is 120 days
In Harford County:
Susquehanna State Park's Lapidum Boat Launching facility is temporarily closed - with a projected reopening date of December 1, 2012 - in order to remove excessive sediment from the launch area caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. For more information, citizens may contact park headquarters at 410-557-7994.