ROBBINSVILLE, NC - December 14, 2016 - Massey Branch Boat Access Area on Santeetlah Reservoir will temporarily close on December 15 for major reconstruction.
The area is expected to reopen no later than February 1, 2017.
The U.S. Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and Brookfield Smoky Mountain Hydropower are working in cooperation to enhance recreation opportunities, including replacing the final concrete section of the existing boat ramp. During the reconstruction, the reservoir elevation will reach the allowable limit of 9.9 feet below full pond to facilitate necessary improvements.
The work is being implemented in accordance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved recreation plan of 2006.