Beginning Sunday evening December 10th, Green Pond Landing & Event Center’s 3-lane boat ramp and hillside truck/trailer parking area will be closed for a 3-month facility expansion project.
The new boat ramp will remain closed to the public until March 9, 2018; only opening for three scheduled angling tournaments: January 6, February 10, and 18. However, the pre-existing single-lane boat ramp at Green Pond Landing with 20-count truck/trailer parking spaces will remain open to the public throughout the construction period.
Green Pond Landing will reopen prior to the 2018 Geico Bassmaster Classic scheduled for March 16 – 18 as well as a feature is an additional 350 linear feet of floating courtesy dock. The increased dock space will allow the full field of 52 professional anglers to tie-up simultaneously prior to launch. This will also relieve day-to-day stress at the ramp and create a bookend-type safe zone for launching and trailering boats.
This large expansion project is made possible by the dedicated and continued partnership of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, who endorsed and submitted for the sizable federal boating access dollars.
Robert McCullough, Captain – SC DNR stated, “We can feel the positive impact on the community, state, and region from here in Columbia South Carolina.” He went on to say “we were all excited at the opportunity help improve Green Pond Landing and invite everyone to come out and enjoy Lake Hartwell, the Classic, as well as the ever-growing lakefront park.”
Designed by applied Technologies Management of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and local Anderson County General Contractor Belk Company was awarded the dock expansion project with Miller’s Construction and Marine Specialties, Inc. as key subcontractors on the project.
Anderson County is pleased to see local interest as well as local contract award for this phase of the project. The County appreciates the community’s patience during this temporary closure, and encourages visitors to come to the spectator lot and watch the progress; there will be some impressive activity. – Matt Schell, Anderson County Parks