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Big improvements can be seen and experienced at Wilgreen Lake in Richmond, Madison County, KY. Madison County officials started the improvement project in May 2023 during a joint kickoff ceremony with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. The 6-month construction project to improve Wilgreen Lake included: 

  1. new paved parking areas for trucks and trailers.
  2. repairs and updates to the concrete boat ramp.
  3. an accessible kayak launch with adaptive features for paddlers in wheelchairs.
  4. courtesy docks and boat slips with new decking.

The upgrades were made possible by a recent grant of $250,000 to Madison County and the KY Division of Fish and Wildlife. The partners worked together on the 6-month project that aligned with the county’s vision: to improve Madison County every day, for every citizen.

Wilgreen Lake is a 169-acre reservoir in Madison County, Kentucky. It was constructed in 1966 and became a popular fishing destination for largemouth bass, channel and blue catfish, sunfish, crappie, and saugeye. The lake is located near I-75 off Exit 87; the coordinates of the lake and launch area are 37.7083-84.3500.

A review by The Outdoor Navigator offered this video tour of the lake’s recent improvements: Wilgreen Lake Upgraded!! and noted these highlights: First and foremost, the small graveled parking lot has doubled in size and the newly paved parking area can now accommodate about 30 trucks with trailers. The video points out repairs to the single-lane concrete boat ramp, the new floating courtesy docks, and an area designated for launching kayaks similar to the BoardSafe Accessible Kayak Launch at Lake Reba. Wilgreen Lake is recognized as a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and boating, and is a nice lake overall. The reviewer mentioned how proud he was of his local government for making these improvements to his “home lake,” one of his favorite places to fish and paddle.

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Wilgeen Lake’s Adaptive Kayak Launch

BoardSafe’s Accessible Kayak Launch provides universal access with over 20 possible launch configurations that can meet various site specifications. BoardSafe’s design experts can evaluate site conditions and recommend a launch system that keeps customers at the center of the design process. A BoardSafe Accessible Kayak and Canoe Launch will enhance communities and improve the user experience with its sustainable and durable design. Its many functional configurations can be viewed here.

BoardSafe Docks specializes in design consultation, engineering, and manufacturing of adaptive kayak launches, accessible fishing piers, gangways, pedestrian bridges, collegiate rowing centers, floating docks, and marinas. As an industry leader and design expert, BoardSafe will work with you to find solutions and ensure your project is accessible for all. To discuss your project’s vision and learn more about BoardSafe’s accessibility products and the long-term value they bring to communities, please contact us through the website at BoardSafeDocks.com or call us at 610-899-0286.