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New Ramps Make It Easier for Boaters to Get Out on the Water at Pymatuning State Park

ANDOVER, Ohio – Boaters and anglers have new and improved access to Pymatuning Lake at Pymatuning State Park thanks to upgrades made by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft. Improvements include the replacement of the New Bowers and Birches boat ramps and added an ADA-accessible fishing pier.

“These changes along the coast of Pymatuning State Park make it easier for visitors to enjoy the lake,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “This continues our goal to connect Ohioans with all the opportunities the outdoors has to offer.”

In addition to replacing the boat ramps with ADA-accessible ramps, the adjacent seawalls were replaced, new floats and concrete abutments were installed, and rock channel protection was added at the bottom of each new ramp.

The total budget for this project was $1 million and included the two boat ramps and fishing pier.

A popular vacation destination spanning the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, Pymatuning State Park is well known for its superb outdoor opportunities. The 14,000-acre reservoir offers multiple boat access areas, seasonal docks, and some of the finest walleye and muskie fishing in Ohio.

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