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2004 Dock Re-location

ND Game & FIsh Department personnel install signs near Minnewaukan's new boat ramp and dock.

The old ramp on Devils Lake just northeast of the Minnewaukan water tower near the 4-H barns was usable all season, but most of the parking lot was flooded. A few more inches would have put the ramp out of business. Both ramps in the Minnewaukan area handled lots of boats this summer. 

In his first year as Fisheries Development Project Manager, Bill Haase has dealt with just about every boat ramp challenge imaginable.  He is pictured here at the end of the new dock the ND Game & Fish Department constructed a mile south of Minnewaukan. Building a boat ramp is not just digging out a slanted entrance into the water. Creating fairly level parking and turn-around space, as well as an adequate access road to accommodate heavy use by boaters is just as important as the ramp itself. The gate at upper right is the entrance to Minnewaukan’s inert landfill. (Photos by ND Game & Fish Dept.)

Starting from scratch, the fisheries development crew and Ebach Construction of Minnewaukan created a new boat ramp on the west end of Devils Lake this spring half a mile south of Minnewaukan.