Renovated Galilee Boat Ramp to Reopen June 27

Renovated Galilee Boat Ramp to Reopen June 27
The old Galilee Boat Ramp, photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will hold grand-opening ceremonies for the Galilee Boat Ramp Improvement Project in Narragansett on Friday, June 27.

The 2 ramps previously located at this site have been replaced with a new, double-lane, 60’ wide concrete boat ramp with 2 adjacent rows of floating docks. In addition, the existing fixed pier walkway has been elevated and expanded to provide access to the pier and floats for boaters with disabilities. The new double-lane system with added floats will greatly increase the efficiency and ease of use of this facility, which is one of Rhode Island’s most popular boat ramps.

This is the second project to move forward as a result of a 5-year partnership between DEM and The Nature Conservancy to create and improve public access sites for fishing, boating and hunting throughout Rhode Island.

Funding for the $723,814 project was provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program and by Rhode Island’s Salt Water Fishing License Receipts.