Bonner’s Point Public Boat Ramp on Lake Jordan Scheduled for Improvements
In mid-November 2013, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) will begin the final phase of renovations at Bonner’s Point Public Boat Ramp
on Lake Jordan in Elmore County. The parking area will be expanded from approximately 50 parking spaces to a total of 107 truck and trailer rig parking spaces. Five of those spaces will be handicapped accessible. The renovation is expected to be completed before February 1, 2014.
According to WFF Fisheries Development Coordinator Damon Abernethy, the parking lot expansion project will not require closure of the facility, but will likely create periodic inconveniences for boaters and anglers who choose to use the facility during the construction period. “There will be only minimal impacts to the existing paved parking area, but most areas typically used by boaters for overflow parking will not be accessible during the construction period,” he said.
Any large tournaments scheduled during the construction period are advised to use the public boat ramp near YMCA Camp Chandler on the opposite side of the lake.
During a previous phase of the renovation in the spring of 2009, the number of launch lanes was increased from one to five and the flow of traffic was re-routed to reduce congestion in the launch area. Later that year, two 100-foot floating courtesy piers were added to offer boaters adequate space for mooring boats while retrieving tow-vehicles.
Anglers and boaters who would like more information about the Bonner’s Point Public Boat Ramp parking lot renovation should visit outdooralabama.com for updates during the project period or call the WFF 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.