|HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it has closed the Whites Ferry access area in Wyoming County due to low water conditions, which have made the launch ramp unusable.
Whites Ferry provides boat access to the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, six miles south of Tunkhannock on state Route 2007.
“It currently is not safe to launch a boat without damaging the trailer off the end of the ramp,” said John Sinclair, PFBC chief of construction and maintenance. “The river has dropped to a point that does not allow anglers to safely launch a boat without getting their trailer hung up on the end of the ramp.”
PFBC staff will perform a site visit within the next two weeks to determine what actions, if any, can be undertaken to make the launch ramp usable during the low water conditions. One possible solution may be to pour gravel at the end of the ramp, which would extend the launch area to the water’s edge.