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Game and Fish will start placing boat docks onto public access areas and Game and Fish owned property after the ice is off the water. Regional managers throughout Wyoming start to watch water conditions closely to put docks out as soon as possible for public access. Docks make it safer and easier to get your boat on the water.

The reason we wait until the ice is off the water and the temperatures warm is for safety.  Ice can damage docks by breaking their floats and cause them to break free of anchors and float away or sink. Freezing temperatures can also cause glazed ice on the ramps, which could cause a truck and trailer to slide. Or, if there is floating ice, this can be hazardous to boaters, and ice could drift and pile up around the docks.

Some docks require heavy equipment to install as well. So, we wait until the roads are clear of snow and dry. This helps ensure good access to water year-round. Game and Fish plans to put out 28 boat docks this spring.

 

Miles Anderson
Pinedale Habitat and Access Supervisor

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