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Lee County looking to increase access to popular waterways

Lee County is working to make it even easier to get more people out on the water. / Mary Green

Lee County has seen a big increase in the number of kayakers and canoers out on the waterways this summer, and they’re working to make it even easier to get more people out on the water.

They’re targeting a few boat ramp locations on the Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creeks, where they’ll be mowing the grass, cutting back weeks, clearing litter and freeing up parking space.

Lee County Code Enforcement said a spot like the recently reopened Sandy Beach is how they hope all those places will soon look, clean and with plenty of room to park.

“We decided it was a good idea to improve the sites and give them access to the water. After 10 years of cleaning up the waterways, I think that has a lot to do with why we’re attracting people to come down the creeks,” Code Enforcement Officer Jim Wright said.

Wright said they’re also hoping to put in a boat ramp at Sutton’s Landing on Highway 19, which he said should be ready to go next year.

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