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Construction Work to Begin on Boat Ramp at York River State Park

The York River State Park Croaker Landing boat ramp. (DCR)

WILLIAMSBURG — Construction is set to begin on the boat ramp area at York River State Park on Monday, Sept. 11.

According to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the project will include the removal of accumulated sediment in the boat launch channel and demolition of three fixed timber piers — including piles. The project will also see the construction of two new fixed timber piers, as well as a 30-foot-long aluminum gangway and an approximately 6-by-42-foot accessible floating dock and associated site work. Accessible parking and a concrete walkway is also included in the project.

“We are excited to have a new boat ramp for our guests in the 2024 season,” said York River State Park Manager Charlie Whalen. “The ramp will be more accessible for all and meet ADA standards.”

The fishing dock will be open during the construction period, but the boat ramp area will not be accessible. Work is scheduled to wrap at the end of February 2024.

Visit the park’s Know Before You Go web page for all updates on the construction progress.

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