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Marion Co. boat ramps update

News Release

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

The Orange Lake boat ramp at Heagy Burry County Park will reopen Oct. 10. The ramp has been temporarily closed for repairs and improvement by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in conjunction with Marion County Parks and Recreation. 

The public boat ramp on Lake Bryant at Lake Bryant Mobile Home and RV Park in the Ocala National Forest has reopened. The FWC replaced the ramp, improved the parking lot and stabilized the adjacent shoreline. The ramp is the only one that provides access to the excellent bass and bream fishing lake.

These improvements were funded by the FWC through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sport Fish Restoration - Boat Access Program. For questions on the repairs for both ramps contact the FWC's April Secrest at 407-846-5191. For information on Heagy Burry County Park, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560.

FWC Facts:
The use of cutouts is prohibited, except for vessels competing in a regatta or official boat race and when the vessels are on trial runs.

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