New Boat Ramp Opens on Tenn-Tom
COLUMBUS – Boaters at Columbus Lake on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway have a new boat ramp and facilities on the west bank according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
The ramp lies above the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam and will serve boaters on the west side of the waterway. The concrete ramp is 29-feet wide and is adjoined by an asphalt parking lot designed to accommodate 48 vehicle-trailer combinations. There is a covered pavilion at the ramp and plans are to build restroom facilities.
The ramp was named Charles Younger Landing, in honor of long time resident of the west bank and former Lowndes County Chancery Clerk Charles Younger. The ramp is on land leased from the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers.
The ramp was constructed by Lowndes County work crews with funds from the Sportfish Restoration Act (Wallup – Breaux) Grant through the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Lowndes County funded 25-percent of the cost.
“On behalf of Lowndes County I would like to thank the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for funding this project,” said Leroy Brooks, District 5 Supervisor. “It will positively change the dynamics of the community.”