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New Public Access Site Now Open Near Madison

All fish and wildlife public access sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost to visitors.

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(Madison, Ind.) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced that Hoosiers can now enjoy the Ohio River via the Brooksburg Public Access Site near Madison.

This new access site was made possible by a $1.2 million investment of DNR funding and through a strong partnership with Jefferson County Parks.

The partnership began in 2016, and the land was donated by Jefferson County and Bill Knoblock.

All fish and wildlife public access sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost to visitors.

Funding for the public access program, which acquires and develops public access sites across the state, is provided through the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). WSFR funds are collected through excise taxes by manufacturers and importers of hunting, fishing, and shooting equipment and some boats, as well as fuel taxes. The match is provided by the State of Indiana through fishing license sales.  

An official dedication ceremony is being planned for the spring.

This site is located at 531 South Brooksburg Main Street and is the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 439th public access site.

The Where to Fish interactive map includes information on public access sites, fish consumption advisories, and low-head dam locations in rivers and streams: on.IN.gov/where2fish.
 

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