ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — Boggy Point boat launch at the end of Marina Road is one of only two public boat launches in all of Orange Beach. The Alabama Department of Conservation’s Marine Resources Division plans to temporarily close Boggy Point for two months.
“That’s not going to be good,” says Keith Gomez. “For two months?”
Boggy Point has the closest access to the Gulf. It will close March 18th so piers and pilings can be replaced and repairs can be made to the parking area.
“I can see where it needs to be done,” says angler Steve White.
With spring break starting next week and red snapper season starting June 1st, Gomez says the timing couldn’t be worse. “As soon as spring break gets here it’s beach time. So much revenue comes in down here from tourists. Something like that happens just sends them somewhere else.”
Once the work starts, anyone wanting access to the water will have to use the Cotton Bayou boat launch. The public will not have access to Boggy Point until the work is complete. “As long as they can get it done before snapper season I think it will be great but I think that’ll affect a lot of people,” says White.