Joe Manchin III, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director
News Release : August 21, 2008
Buckhannon River Public Fishing and Boating Access Site Opened
The 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.
Just goin Fishin'