Angler access projects finished at Nebraska refuge

VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - Improvements have been completed on docks and boat ramps at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge in Cherry County. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the old sand and rock boat ramp at Clear Lake was replaced with a 70-foot concrete ramp extending into the lake.  At Pelican Lake, a 52-foot concrete boat ramp was built at the midpoint of the lake's shore. The site has a metal dock for fishing and boating. At West Long Lake, a concrete ramp replaces a rock ramp. A 60-foot dock that anglers may use was added. At Hackberry Lake, the east boat ramp has been improved. It now features a 40-foot concrete ramp and 30-foot dock.  All lakes are still below long-term average water levels.  Call 402-376-1889 for more information.