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  Fishing and boating access update
Updates concerning repairs and modifications to Division of Fish & Wildlife boating facilities.


New Cedar Creek Boat Ramp is open for traffic!

The new and greatly expanded Cedar Creek Boat Ramp facility near Milford opened in late June. This state-of-the-art facility includes eight 16-foot wide concrete launch lanes, five floating boarding docks and one floating courtesy dock and a lighted parking area with a capacity to accomodate 141 vehicle/trailer combinations, 10 single vehicle spaces, 9 handicap spaces, staging and emergency vehicle spaces.

Funding for the project consisted of 75 percent federal Sport Fish Restoration funds allocated by the US Fish & Wildlife Service and 25 percent state matching funds from fishing and boating license fees.

The Cedar Creek Boat Ramp is to be dedicated to Lacy E. Nichols, Jr., a longtime Division of Fish & Wildlife employee who served as project manager for many of the Division's boating facilities at a ceremony to be held later this month.

For more information regarding the Cedar Creek Boat Ramp project, please follow this link or contact John Clark via email at


Jul. 18, 2012: The new Cedar Creek Boat Ramp is open for public. An officail grand opening will be held onMonday, July 30 at 9:30am. 

Apr. 16, 2012: The four ramps at Cedar Creek have been completed and the coffer dams removed. Each ramp will easily handle two boats launching or trailering at the same time. The ramps are pitched to current recommendations and have a corrugated surface for excellent traction. Work continues on the docks and bulkheads. Parking lot paving began last week. Paving stones are being used instead of asphalt or concete. The paving stones are not only attractive and very durable, but they will allow water to soak into the soils through the parking lot, reducing runoff and erosion problems that are often caused by large parking lots with impervious surfaces. 

Jan. 31, 2012: Work is progressing well due to the mild winter weather. Demolition of the old ramps and docks is nearly complete, and excavation has begun for the new ramps and docks. Aluminum sheeting has been installed to form a new bulkhead. Driving foundation piles will begin soon, followed by pouring concrete.

Nov. 14, 2011: The Cedar Creek Boat Ramp near Milford will close to the public beginning Monday, Nov. 28 so that construction of the new facility can begin on the site. The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the contractor will be a Delaware company, Kuhn Construction of Hockessin. Plans call for completion of the new facility in time for the summer 2012 fishing season.

Photos of the recently completed boat ramp (Click on each image for larger photo.)  




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