Garret Graaskamp: (603) 271-1748
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
June 27, 2019

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department purchased Downing’s Landing in November of 2012, creating the first public boat access area on Lake Winnipesaukee. To better serve the residents and visitors of New Hampshire, the Department will begin a full refurbishment of the facility this summer. To accomplish this, the facility will be closing on Monday, August 5.

The project will be completed in two phases and will be finished in 2020. Phase I will use a temporary coffer dam to upgrade the single-lane ramp to a double-lane ramp with a central seasonal dock. This year’s closure is expected to last through Columbus Day, and will curtail all access to the lake associated with the property. From August 5 through the completion of Phase I this fall there will be no opportunity for shorebank access or launching any type of water craft to ensure a safe and effective work site. Please check the project’s status using the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Statewide Public Boat Access Program’s web page at

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Statewide Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees, which are combined as match dollars with federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds to facilitate boat access opportunities in the state. Fish and Game’s Facilities 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 New Hampshire, visit