Senator Gordner Commends Fish and Boat Commission For Plants to Upgrade Boat Access Areas

(HARRISBURG) – – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has announced plans to upgrade several state boat access areas, including two in the 27th Senatorial District, according to State Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

“The Commission will be improving the Chillisquaque Access Area north of Northumberland along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, and the Hoovers Island Access Area south of Selinsgrove along the Susquehanna’s main stem,” said the Senator.

“I appreciate the Commission’s attention to these access areas,” added Sen. Gordner, who noted he had been contacted by area boaters concerning the need to address improvements at the sites.

The PFBC will need to close the Chillisquaque Access Area for a short period near the end of May to improve the existing boat launch and to pave the entrance road to the site.  The Hoovers Island site will be closed for about a week in June so the PFBC can improve the grading at the boat launch as well as improve the parking lot at the popular boating site.

Senator Gordner said the sites provide free boating and fishing access to the Susquehanna River and are heavily utilized during the spring, summer and fall.

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