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Wildwood Ramp Reopen

I know it is a Friday and I usually do not blog about news items like this.  However, I continue to get questions, got another one already this morning, so might as well spread the word. . . .

I also know that this news is not going to affect a lot of you, but it looks like it is going to be a nice weekend and a few will want to take advantage of this. . . .

Wildwood WMA ramp reopens after boating access project

Wildwood Wildlife Management Area’s boat ramp and east parking area has reopened after a boat launch improvement project.

Users now can enter the east access road off Northwest 84th Street, leading to the boat ramp and parking lot at the WMA south of Valparaiso.

This project addressed issues of heaved and cracked concrete on the boat ramp. Other improvements of the project include:

-Shoreline riprap has been added near the boat ramp for protection.

-Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking and sidewalk access to the boat ramp and fishing pier has been upgraded to meet current standards.

-The layout of the parking lot has been modified to improve visibility and traffic flow, with wooden posts being used to guide the parking of vehicles and trailers.

-A rock shore launch for paddle craft which has been built to reduce congestion at the boat ramp. Near that launch, a semi-circle loading/unloading zone has been built into the design of the parking lot.

Overall, the renovation of the boat launch facility has greatly improved functionality and will benefit users for many years to come.

This was a joint project between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District.

This project was made possible through a Sport Fish Restoration grant, the Nebraska Game and Parks Aquatic Habitat Stamp – which accompanies the permit anglers purchase – and funding from the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. Questions can be directed to ngpc.boataccess@nebraska.gov.

Have a great weekend!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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