ROBBINSVILLE, N.C., May 31, 2013 – The U.S. Forest Service announced that the Massey Branch Boat Ramp on the Cheoah Ranger District reopened on May 24th, just in time for the summer season. The popular site, located near Robbinsville on Massey Branch Road (NC 143), has been closed since October for repairs.
“Significant improvements were made to this popular boat ramp, giving visitors a safer and more enjoyable forest experience,” said Lauren Stull, Cheoah District Ranger.
The project improves traffic flow to and from the area. It also provides a new double boat ramp and improves parking for boat trailers. Additionally, the project improves accessibility at the site and enhances water quality protections through drainage control measures. The contract for this project was awarded to Adams Contracting of Robbinsville, N.C.
The Forest Service paid for the project with funds received through the Tapoco Hydroelectric Project Relicensing Settlement Agreement. These funds are used for construction and for upgrading specific recreation facilities on Forest Service lands.
Located in the Nantahala National Forest, the Cheoah Ranger District encompasses more than 113,000 acres.
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