Winfield Boat Ramp and Dock closed for four weeks

WINFIELD, W.Va. — The Winfield Boat Ramp and Dock upstream of the Route 34 bridge will be closed for the next four weeks.

The Putnam County location closed on October 18 to replace the concrete launch ramp. Boaters and pedestrians will not be able to use the ramp and courtesy dock during construction.

According to the Division of Natural Resources, the replacement will be done under the contractor’s warranty at no additional cost to the state.

“We understand this is an inconvenience for people who use the facility,” said Zack Brown, assistant chief of the Wildlife Resources Section said in a release. “However, the DNR wants to ensure the facility is properly constructed so that it will serve the public for many years to come.”

The release said that during the repairs, boaters and pedestrians may use the city of Winfield’s launch ramp east of the site for fishing, kayaking and paddle boating.