Joe Manchin III, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director
News Release: May 10, 2010
Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 558-2003 ext. 365 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bret Preston, Wildlife Resources Section 304-558-2771 email@example.com
South Branch Public Access Closed
The public fishing and boating access, known as Blue Ford North on the South Branch of the Potomac River in Hampshire County, is closed, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. Following the 1985 flood, the public right-of-way was re-established in the wrong location and the Blue Ford North access was developed. The Division of Highways, DNR and the property owner are seeking a resolution that would provide public access at a nearby location with improvements to river access and parking.