GRAHAM TOWNSHIP – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is alerting anglers and boaters who use the Frenchville/Deer Creek access area in Graham Township, Clearfield County, that the facility will be closed until next summer while improvements are made to the site.
The access area is located at the Deer Creek Road Bridge and provides access to the West Branch Susquehanna River. Deer Creek Road is accessed from state Route 879 between Lecontes Mills and Frenchville.
The project is expected to last approximately seven months. The access area is tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public by the end of July of 2018.
“The existing entrance road for the access area follows the abandoned highway alignment and has a severe cutback which requires a three-point turn with a steep drop off to enter the access area,” said Michele Jacoby, director of the PFBC Bureau of Engineering.
“Additionally, parking is limited for the site. The property will be temporarily closed in order to improve public safety and make general site improvements.”
The project includes realigning the entrance road from SR 1009, improving the turnaround area, adding additional parking and installing a concrete boat ramp.
Also, the gravel parking area will be made larger to accommodate seven parking spaces for trailered boats.
“The improvements will benefit our customers who use the site for canoeing and kayaking and will also provide a new access for customers with trailered boats,” added Jacoby.
Click here to use the PFBC’s interactive county maps to find other nearby access areas.