Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Public Access Program staff
have been renovating and constructing new ramps across Indiana’s
waterways and water bodies.
Those include the newly renovated ramp along the Kankakee River in
Shelby, which previously was difficult to use due to built-up
The ramp’s new orientation should prevent the problem from reoccurring
and allow boaters to access the river year-round. Ramps at Green
Valley Pond Public Fishing Area and Daredevil Pit at Chinook Fish &
Wildlife Area also received some needed upgrades this summer.
Renovations are underway for the Lake of the Woods and Koontz Lake
Public Access Sites in Marshall County and Riverview Public Access
Site in Sullivan County. A new canoe/kayak launch along the Big Blue
River in Knightstown and renovations for Golden Lake and Fox Lake are
also on the program’s agenda for later this year.
DNR staff said they look forward to continuing to provide quality
access to Indiana’s waters through these free-to-use sites. Find a
public access site near you on the DNR’s “Where to Fish” map.