Garret Graaskamp: (603) 271-1748
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
April 20, 2021
Concord, NH – The Downing’s Landing Public Boat Access Facility in Alton, NH, will officially open to all public access beginning Friday, April 22. Over the past two years, the facility has been closed intermittently to facilitate major upgrades designed to better serve New Hampshire residents and visitors, including dual ramp upgrades, increased riverbank protection and additional stormwater management structures. This season will see a brief closure from dusk on May 2 until 1:00 p.m. on May 3 for the grand opening of the facility. During this period, all access to the lake associated with the facility will be restricted.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department purchased the former private marina at the southern tip of Alton Bay from the Jonathan H. Downing family in November 2012, creating the first public boat access facility on Lake Winnipesaukee. To learn more about the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Statewide Public Boat Access program, visit www.fishnh.com/access/.
NH Fish and Game’s statewide public boat access program is funded by boat registration fees, which are combined in matching dollars with federal wildlife restoration and conservation funds. sport fishing to facilitate boat access opportunities in the state. Fish and Game’s Facilities and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, renovates existing sites, and constructs new public boat access areas.