Bear Creek Reservoir to get long-awaited boat ramp

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Despite state budget cuts, the long-awaited
Bear Creek Reservoir boat ramp will open this spring.

The four counties that own the reservoir plan to pony up the
money themselves.

Keith Lee, chairman of the reservoir's recreating committee,
says officials are trying to get contractors to begin the work.

Gov. Sonny Perdue cut $125,000 for the project from the state
Department of Natural Resources budget. Lee says the Upper Oconee
Basin Water Authority, which manages the reservoir, agreed to go
forward without state assistance.

Lee says the four counties in the authority - Barrow, Clarke,
Jackson and Oconee - agreed to split the $271,000 price tag.


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  • by Charlie Location: Chappell on May 19, 2009 at 07:20 PM
    Where can I get on the bank and fish. I have been all around the lake & can't find a place to park and fish? I have called and ask, nobody would respond. I'm 60 years old and don't travel far. I would like to fish there.
  • by benjamin kelley Location: jefferson on Feb 4, 2009 at 04:23 PM
    I hope they regulate the new ramp and park like sandy creek, we need no rescriptions except that no gasoline engines can be run on the lake. Most bass boats have electric motors and they should be allowed as sandy creek enforces there lake. No size limit and engines can not be run.
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