Buckhannon River Public Fishing and Boating Access Site Opened

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Rock BassThe Division of Natural Resources has completed construction of a new public fishing and boating access site on the Buckhannon River in Upshur County, according to Frank Jezioro, Director.  Development of the site was accomplished through a joint effort by the Upshur County Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the DNR. Construction assistance was provided by the Tygart Valley Conservation District. The site is located approximately three miles north of the City of Buckhannon on County Rt. 4/13.

Additionally, the DNR, the City of Buckhannon and Tygart Valley Conservation District assisted in the improvements to an existing fishing and boating access on the Buckhannon River.

“The newly constructed site and the improved access area provide excellent opportunities for smallmouth bass, rock bass and muskie fishing on the Buckhannon River,” said Jezioro.

These projects are funded by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses by the Division of Natural Resources and matching funds through the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration program.

“Anglers and hunters provide the basis for financial support of public access and fisheries and wildlife management activities through their license purchases, along with the federal excise taxes they pay on the sale of hunting and fishing equipment and motor boat fuels. The DNR also counts on the support of local governments and organizations like the City of Buckhannon and the Upshur County Commission in helping to make these projects happen,” stated Jezioro.