Boat ramp rodeo

We’ve been fielding a lot of calls and direct messages regarding our boat ramps recently. Here’s the scoop – the current list is accurate as of Friday, April 3 at noon, HOWEVER, things can change rapidly.

We will do our best to keep the public informed and the situation develops. As a reminder, we have closed campgrounds, day-use areas and all gated boat ramps that have amenities.

You’ll also notice that many of the fee vaults have been bagged over or locked. Not collecting fees prevents our staff from having unnecessary contact with the public during the pandemic. It’s one silver lining in this COVID19 cloud.

In that spirit of giving, we’d also like to offer some advice for responsible use of these ramps. Please, please (pretty please?) exercise good social distancing in the parking lots, on the water, while hiking, walking your pup and any other activity outside your home.

Avoid crowding and do your best to police yourselves and set a good example.

Look for updates on this blog, Facebook, Twitter and the websites below. Thanks again for your understanding, patience and continued safe practices.

Boat ramp sites
Hartwell: http://ow.ly/OXPH50z3Cab
Thurmond: http://ow.ly/zpzN50z3Cdj
Russell: USACE does not operate these boat ramps. They’re operated by state / local governments.

One final note:
If the ramp is not listed on the sites listed above, it is most likely operated by a state or local government. For instance, Mistletoe (Thurmond) is operated by the state of Georgia; Cherokee (Thurmond) is operated by Lincoln County; Green Pond (closed) is operated by Anderson County.

Friendship Ramp (Hartwell) is open. The COVID-19 sign stating the facility is closed has been removed from the entrance gate to avoid confusion.

~ Jeremy S. Buddemeier, Corporate Communications Office

About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multimillion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on Facebook.com/SavannahCorps
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