Eaton — April 30, 2010 — By the end of June, anglers, canoeists and kayakers will have access to near-by Purity Lake in Eaton thanks to a project funded by the N.H. Fish and Game Department.
Officials say work is already under way on the access, which is for canoes and kayaks carried on car tops. The new site will include a parking area and a terraced path to a launch at the water’s edge.
The site is considered closed to the public until construction has been completed and the opening date announced.
Purity Lake adds another option for local kayakers and canoeists who have seen access to local waters increase in recent years through state-funded ramps on the Bearcamp River in Ossipee and the Ossipee River in Effingham.
New Hampshire’s Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds, a user-pay, user-benefit program. Fish and Game’s Facilities and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes existing sites and builds new public boat access areas.
N.H. Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit http://www.wildnh.com.