John Guilmette Fishing Access Area now open for public use
Posted on 07/23/2015
The new boat ramp and dock at the John Guilmette Fishing Access Area, which is now open for public use. Media Contact: Mike Wichrowski, 802-917-1347

John Guilmette Fishing Access Area now open for public use

 

SOUTH HERO, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department today announced that it has completed reconstruction of the John Guilmette Fishing Access Area on Lake Champlain in South Hero and the facility is now open for public use.

 

The improved access area features new boat ramp and dock structures, as well as a renovated parking area and several other upgrades.

 

“The improvements completed will allow for safer and more organized access, boat launching and parking,” said Mike Wichrowski, facility and lands administrator with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

 

Additional improvements include a number of green infrastructure components such as a pervious grass parking surface, grass-lined drainage swales, rock drains, new landscaping, and “no-mow” sections along the entire project to meet the state’s shoreline protection standards. 

 

The facility is also fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act criteria.

 

“Given the amount of use the access area sees throughout the year by anglers, boaters and other recreationalists, it was paramount that we redeveloped the access area to meet their needs while also complying with ADA and Vermont environmental guidelines,” said Wichrowski. “We feel that the new facility is much more user-friendly and environmentally responsible, and will serve the public well for years to come.”

 

The reconstruction project began last fall and was funded by the Department’s access area program supported by anglers and boaters.

 

To learn view a complete list of all Vermont fishing access areas, including maps and additional information, visit fishing access search page.

 

To learn more about fishing in Vermont or to purchase a Vermont fishing license, visit http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/.

 

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The new boat ramp and dock at the John Guilmette Fishing Access Area, which is now open for public use.