Massey Branch Boat ramp to close

The U.S. Forest Service will close the Massey Branch Boat Ramp on Lake Santeetlah beginning Oct. 15 so that improvements can be made to the boating access area. The Forest Service estimates that the boat ramp will reopen in April. The work will create an additional entrance to the area, a new double lane boat access with a dock and improve parking for boat trailers. The project will also improve accessibility at the site and protect water quality through drainage control measures.

Alternative public boat ramps are located at Cheoah Point Boat Ramp and Avey Creek Boat Ramp.

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