DEP and Franklin County Announce Opening of Indian Creek Boat Ramp

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DEP and Franklin County Announce Opening
of Indian Creek Boat Ramp

~Enhancements include a new, deeper boat ramp, floating dock and improved parking area~

Indian Creek Boat Ramp in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Franklin County announce that Indian Creek’s boat ramp is now open for public use.

The Indian Creek boat ramp project was selected by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees for restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result in Florida caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

"The department is always looking for opportunities to partner with local communities on projects to enhance the use and enjoyment of Florida’s coastal resources,” said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein. “DEP is proud to partner with Franklin County on the Indian Creek project, which will provide increased public access and recreational opportunities."

The enhancements to the existing ramp include a new, deeper boat ramp, aluminum access gangway and floating dock, replacement of existing bulkhead with steel sheet piling and concrete cap, safety fencing, ADA parking space, and improved parking for vehicles and boat trailers. The overall costs for Indian Creek Boat Ramp are approximately $629,000, which includes engineering and construction costs.

“The residents of Franklin County are grateful for the renovations that were completed recently at the Indian Creek boat ramp in Eastpoint. The renovations were done under the NRDA grant funding,” Commissioner Ricky Jones said. “All the residents, as well as our visitors, are going to be benefited for years to come with this commercial/recreational ramp. On behalf of our residents, I would like to express my thanks for the completed project.”

See additional information regarding Florida’s response and restoration activities resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill