BUTLER — The Little Milligan boat ramp on Watauga Lake will be temporarily closed for the month of December while a traveling boat dock is constructed starting today, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a news release.
Little Milligan boat ramp is located in Carter County on Moody Road off Highway 321. The USDA Forest Service is working with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority. TWRA is the lead agency installing the dock at the Forest Service site.
Boaters are encouraged to utilize Rat Branch boat ramp, an additional Forest Service boat ramp on Watauga Lake off highway 321, to access the lake during the construction period. There are also private marinas along the south shore of Watauga Lake.
For more information about these sites visit the web site at: http://fs.usda.gov/cherokee or call the Watauga Ranger Station at (423) 735-1500.