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New dock is open at Fishpond Lake

A 100-foot boat and fishing dock is now open for use at Fishpond Lake.

The multi-purpose dock can accommodate 14 to 16 boats at any given time and people can fish from various points on the dock, which is lined with handicapped railing.

“It was very important to make the dock handicapped accessible to allow all citizens access to enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities of Fishpond Lake,” said Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward.

The dock, which cost $37,500, was partially funded with a $20,000 grant through the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“This is the first of many improvements we are going to make at the lake over the next few years,” said Ward.

Some proposed renovations to Fishpond Lake include a bait/ snack shop, cabins, marked campsites, R.V. hook-ups, playground equipment and road repairs.

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