Myette Point boat launch facility approaches completion

Published Oct. 6, 2009

NEW ORLEANS – After construction delays from two high river water seasons and rain, the boat launch near Charenton, La. nears completion.

In partnership with the St. Mary Parish government, and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Atchafalaya Basin Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently scheduled to complete the ramp by the end of January 2010 or sooner.

The features that are under construction and approaching completion are a four-lane boat ramp, canoe launching ramp, floating courtesy dock, concrete landing area, restroom facilities, and a crushed stone parking area that can accommodate vehicles with trailers.

Upon completion, the 60 feet wide by 100 feet long ramp will be accessible to public lands such as the Attakapas Wildlife Management Area, state-owned land and water bottoms, and the Corps’ fee lands in the Shatter’s Bayou Area.

The 22 acre site is located inside the West Atchafalaya Basin protection levee, approximately four miles east of Charenton, La. and is accessible from Louisiana Highway 87 via the Martin-Ridge Road.

The contract to construct the facility was awarded to KAS Construction LLC, of Roanoke, La. on September 24, 2007. The approximately $4 million project is equally cost-shared between the Corps and the St. Mary Parish government.

Release no. 09-037