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Fort Boise boat ramp closes for repairs on Feb. 25

February 13, 2019

The badly dilapidated bridge spanning Sand Hollow Creek at Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area will soon be replaced, one of the last repair projects resulting from the “snowpocalypse” of 2016-2017, according to a news release from Idaho Fish and Game.

The repair work is scheduled to begin February 25 and will necessitate closing the access road to the WMA’s Snake River boat ramp for the duration. The new bridge should be completed by March 17, at which time the access road will reopen.

“Waterfowl season has all but ended and the spring fishing season is around the corner,” Fish and Game regional wildlife biologist Tyler Archibald said. “So the timing is right for this project.”

Boaters planning to access the Snake River during the closure are encouraged to use the boat ramp just west of Fish and Game’s Martins Landing Access Site at the end of Scott Pit Road. For other WMA users, the parking area at Bar Diamond Lane will provide access to the WMA during construction.