The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) will begin renovating the public boat ramp located at Beeswax Park on Lay Lake on Monday, July 29, 2013. The renovation will include replacing the two existing launching ramps with a single, 60-foot-wide launching slab capable of launching up to four boats simultaneously. Construction is expected to last approximately four months.
During the construction of the new launching slab, one of the two existing launching ramps will remain open to the public. However, tournament directors should avoid holding large events at this facility until construction is complete.
“The new launching slab should significantly reduce congestion and allow for the addition of several new parking spaces to accommodate more anglers,” said Damon Abernethy, WFF Fisheries Development Coordinator.
Due to the timing and duration of the drawdown periods on Coosa River impoundments this fall, it will be necessary to complete the project in conjunction with a similar one at the state public boat ramp on Lake Jordan.
“The drawdowns on each reservoir occur too close together for each project to be completed independently,” said Abernethy. “Construction crews will be required to share equipment between the two projects in order to complete tasks at critical stages of construction.”
Anglers and boaters who would like to obtain information about the Beeswax Boat Ramp renovation project should click here for updates during the project period or call the WFF Fisheries Section at 334-242-3471.