Garret Graaskamp: 603-271-1748
Jay Martin: 603-271-3211
October 10, 2018
BRISTOL, NH— The public boat ramp facility to Newfound Lake at Wellington State Park has reopened. It was closed for one day on October 9 to remove the seasonal dock system that extended out about 80 feet into the lake between the facility’s two ramps. The dock system included an aluminum gangway and a 40-foot seasonal dock held in place with three pipe piles.
Boaters should be aware that three permanently submerged steel pile cylinders that supported the above-water seasonal pipe piles remain in the seasonal dock area. They are covered with orange caps, but may not be visible in all light or turbidity conditions. Boaters are advised not to cross over the former placement area of the seasonal dock in order to avoid any chance of striking these pile stations. The water depth over these pile cylinders varies throughout the year, because the lake level is periodically lowered at the outlet dam during the fall and winter.
New Hampshire’s Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration 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. For more information on boating access locations in NH, visit www.fishnh.com/access/access-sites.html.