The Wellington State Park boat access facility on Newfound Lake in Bristol, N.H., will be closed for repairs from September 17 through the remainder of the year, opening back up in the spring. During this time, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will replace the concrete boat launch ramps with ramps of a newer, more innovative design. In addition, the old dock will be replaced with an accessible floating dock. Boaters who rely on this launch for removing boats before ice-in will need to get their boats out before September 17, 2012.
Fish and Game originally constructed the Newfound Lake boat access facility back in 1996 on a 5-acre parcel of state park land, using federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) and state funds.
New Hampshire’s Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and WSFR funds. Fish and Game’s Facilities Construction and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes existing sites and builds new public boat access areas. Visit http://www.wildnh.com/access.
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