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Hayes Center Access Improvement

I know this is not a large area, and this news item is not going to impact a lot of anglers.  But, I also know it has been needed!

Hayes Center WMA boating access project begins June 27

Construction of a single-lane, concrete boat launch will begin June 27 at the Hayes Center Wildlife Management Area in northeast Hayes County.

This project addresses the lack of suitable access to the lake. Primitive launch sites existed sporadically around the lake but caused erosion to the shorelines. The concrete ramp will include an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking stall. Additionally, riprap protection will be added to the adjacent shorelines.

The new boat ramp will be a welcome addition to the existing camping and picnic area on the northwest end of the lake. Camping will remain open for the project, with some limited access road restrictions. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the contractor will work to ease disturbances around July 4 and on the weekends.

This project, which is expected to last 8-10 weeks, weather dependent, is made possible through a Sportfish Restoration grant. Questions can be directed to ngpc.boataccess@nebraska.gov.

To view a map of other boat ramps in the state, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/guides-maps/maps/ and scroll to Public Boating Areas.


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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