River Grove Boat Ramp May Open Next Week

Some unexpected good news! The River Grove boat ramp could soon open…as early as next week. The Great Lakes Dredge is starting to chew its way through the massive side bar that has had Kingwood’s only boat dock shut down for 16 months.

The original speculation was that the Army Corps would leave River Grove alone until the rest of the job was complete. Corps officials told me that they worried about the safety of recreational boaters around the massive dredging equipment and pipelines.

Something must have changed because at 8 a.m. this morning, Bruce Casto snapped this shot on his cell phone. Bruce heard second hand from another person in the park that someone on the dredge yelled across the water that,  “The boat dock will be open in a week.”

I try not to repeat rumors but I’ve known Bruce for a long time and trust him. And given the location of the dredge in this photo, there is a better than 50/50 chance that River Grove will soon open. I have not verified that yet with the Army Corps of Engineers because of the timing of this surprise (on the weekend).

Posted on 12/3/18 by Bob Rehak

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