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Project to Improve Angler Access at Sandy Channel SRA

LINCOLN – Anglers who fish at Sandy Channel State Recreation Area (SRA) in Buffalo County will soon have improved fishing access at three of the most popular lakes on the area.

Lakes No. 2, No. 4 and No. 8 all have projects slated to improve shoreline access and boat access.

Lake No. 8, the largest lake on the area, will have a handicap-accessible fishing pier installed, and more than 500 feet of shoreline will be cleared of brush and reshaped for easier access to the water’s edge. Lake No. 2 will have a concrete boat ramp installed and 400 feet of shoreline development to improve conditions for shore anglers. Lake No. 4 also will have a concrete boat ramp installed and an additional 500 feet of shoreline will be cleared of brush and walkways added for improved access to the water’s edge.

Construction began in mid-June and should be completed by early fall. Sandy Channel SRA will remain open during the project, but areas of the park may be temporarily closed because of construction.

The angler access project is made possible by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Aquatic Habitat and Angler Access programs. Those programs are funded by the purchase of fishing permits and supplemented with funding from Federal Sportfish Restoration Program funds collected from excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel.

Sandy Channel SRA is located 3 miles south of Elm Creek.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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