Ashley Ferry Boat Ramp to Close July


NH Fish & Game has issued a notice stating that the public boat access facility along the Connecticut River known as Ashley Ferry, in Claremont, NH, will be closed to remove accumulated river silt on the ramp.

The closure will begin late on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The ramp is expected to reopen late on Friday, July 8, 2016.

During the 3 days, a turbidity curtain (a plastic shield placed into the water) will be installed and remain in place, completely blocking the end of the ramp. This equipment traps silt and clay floating in the water as a result of the dredging, preventing it from entering the main course of the river. There will be no opportunity to launch or retrieve boats during this time period.