Nearly a quarter million people have floated the Tuolumne River. Most of them begin or end their trip at Meral’s Pool by carrying boats and equipment between the road and the water. As many boaters know, a permanent launch ramp, like ones found on The Rogue River, The Middle Fork Salmon, The Selway, or The White Salmon does not exist on the Tuolumne. However, we are taking steps to change that.
Partnering with the US Forest Service, outfitters, and non-profit groups, we are raising money to upgrade an existing concrete ramp that improves access to the river. The ramp will be resurfaced and extend from the parking area to the typical high water line, allowing vehicles to be be backed up to the bank. A boat slide to the water will also be installed. Rigged boats will be able to be launched from a trailer, directly into the water.
Benefits of the concrete ramp include:
- Visitors with impaired mobility will have easier access to the water
- Risk of injury while carrying boats and equipment to and from the water will be reduced
- Launches will be easier and faster
Please consider making a contribution to this project. Any amount helps! For additional information please feel free to contact project coordinator Matt Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuolumne River Trust (TRT) is the fiscal sponsor of this project.
Ramp Surface Poured! July 25, 2017
Thank you everyone for your help this past Friday and Saturday, the ramp surface concrete pour is completed! A slide and some safety apparatus still needs to be installed, but we are well on our way to completing our project.
Thank you again to all our volunteers, we couldn't do it without you.