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Highland Shores boat ramp closed until end of May

MANATEE COUNTY – Highland Shores boat ramp will close Monday for about one month while crews dredge the navigational channel connecting the boat ramp basin to the Manatee River. Weather permitting, the boat ramp will reopen to the public by the end of May.

Highland Shores is located at 353 Shore Drive in Ellenton. The project is being coordinated with the West Coast Inland Navigation District. During the Highland Shores closure boaters can use the County's other boat ramps located throughout the County.

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