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Bay Watch Boat Ramp Parking Area Temporarily Closes for Repairs on May 10

UPDATE: May 14, 2021

Due to weather-related delays, the Bay Watch Boat Ramp will remain closed until Monday, May 17, 2021, at 8 a.m.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD) will temporarily close the parking area and access to the Bay Watch Boat Ramp for repairs at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021. The boat ramp is located at 11470 U.S. Highway 98 in Fairhope, Alabama.

Renovations to the Bay Watch parking area include scraping the area and applying new gravel.

The fishing pier will remain open while the improvements are made. Anglers are asked to park outside of the marked construction area. Updates will be provided on the MRD Facebook page at

For more information about the Bay Watch Boat Ramp or additional public boating access along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, visit or call the MRD Dauphin Island office at (251) 861-2882.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit


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