PUTNEY – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will close the Putney Landing Access Area on the Connecticut River starting Monday, August 8, in order to rebuild the boat launching ramp.
The closure will last about a week.
The old existing ramp is short and shallow. It will be removed, and new pre-cast concrete planks will be installed to a depth of six feet below the low water level.
Boaters who wish to access the Connecticut River can utilize the Dummerston Access Area on the same road, one-half mile to the south of the Putney Landing ramp.
The Dummerston ramp is shallow and may not accommodate all boats.
The Old Ferry Road ramp in Brattleboro is another alternative seven miles south of the Putney Landing ramp. It can accommodate a larger number of boats of all sizes.