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    West Virginia’s Shenandoah River Boat Ramp is Repaired

    Charles Town, W.Va. – Repairs to the boat ramp at Moulton Park on the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County are completed, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR).

    “The concrete ramp was damaged and it was difficult to launch boats,” Preston said. “A new ramp was installed in the same place and is now open to anglers and boaters.”

    Jefferson County owns the boat ramp and park and entered into a cooperative agreement with the WVDNR for the repairs and maintaining the site for continued public access. The repair work is made possible through the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration funds and matching fishing license revenue through the WVDNR. Anglers and boaters support projects like this through the purchase of fishing licenses and through a federal excise tax on fishing tackle and motor boat fuel taxes.

    The Moulton Park boat ramp is located just downstream from the Route 9 bridge east of Charles Town on Bloomery Road. A gravel parking lot provides adequate vehicle parking for boat trailers and space to maneuver trailers for easy launching.

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