SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced today that the public boat launch and lower parking area at the St. Albans Roadside Park on the Kanawha River will reopen on Dec. 19 with a public dedication ceremony at 2 p.m.
“We’re happy to join the city of St. Albans in announcing the reopening of this access site,” said WVDNR Director Brett McMillion. “The Kanawha River is a popular boating and fishing area and we expect this improved boat launch, parking area and dock to get a lot of use for many years.”
The site was closed in early September for upgrades, which included repaving the access road and parking area, stabilizing the two-lane concrete launching ramp and the installation of an ADA-compliant courtesy dock. Work has since been completed. The more than $1 million in upgrades were installed by Landcore Builders of Milton, following plans provided by Chapman Technical Group of St. Albans.