Army Corps of Engineers continue to work

Published 7:44 pm Friday, September 3, 2010

Summer is winding down but not the work being done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

They have renovations at three more campgrounds and landings on their schedule.

On Aug. 27, they began upgrading and doing maintenance at Hale’s Landing and Reynoldsville Landing. At both of these places, the ramps will be doubled in size to 32 feet wide.

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Work is scheduled to end on Sept. 30.

On Sept. 10, they will begin work on Faceville Landing. This ramp will also be increased but not as much as the other two. This increase will be 15 feet. The scheduled ending is on Sept. 30. This means that these three landings will be closed for a short time.

If you normally use Hale’s Landing, you can still go to Ten Mile Still Landing.

At Ten Mile Still, there is a nice gradual ramp and a small dock. After traveling down an interesting channel, you will be on the Flint River.

Bainbridge Marina, off of Airport Road, and the Earle May Boat Basin, off Shotwell Street, are also good places to launch. Both have user-friendly docks. Both offer great places to relax and have a picnic.

Bainbridge Marina has squeaky clean restrooms and a convenience store. It also has modern covered docks and ample room for even the largest boats.

All of this, plus Bainbridge Marina has the added attraction of selling gasoline, one of very few places that do.

Sealy’s Landing and Spring Creek Landing are good choices for when Reynoldsville Landing is closed.

Spring Creek Landing is off of State Route 253 (Spring Creek Road). Just go down past Reynoldsville Landing until you come to State Route 126. Here you will see signs advertising Spring Creek Park Resort. Turn here and go to the end. The landing is next to the resort.

If you like the wonderful fishing on Spring Creek, Sealy’s Landing is the answer for when Reynoldsville Landing is closed. You can reach it by going down State Route 253 (Spring Creek Road) until you come to the four-way stop at State Route 253 and State Route 374. Turn left onto 374 and head south several miles. You will come to a fork in the road. Sealy’s Landing is there on the right fork. There are several picnic tables and a very nice dock.

If you are used to entering at Faceville Landing, Horseshoe Bend and Wingate’s Lodge are available. Horseshoe Bend is off of State Road 97. You will see a sign for you to turn onto State Route 133. The Landing is at the bottom of the road. It has a small dock and the ramp has a bit of a slant to it.

Wingate’s is farther down State Route 97. Head south until you see the sign for State Route 310. You also will see advertisements for Wingate’s.

The ramp here is of easy grade. There are several places to tie up your boat and gas is also available. Plus, there is a restaurant by the dock with a great reputation for its barbecue.

The Corps will have things done in time for all of the wonderful boating weather we have in the fall.