Franklin Lock Dock Closed For Repairs In Alva

Posted on April 8, 2021

ALVA, FL. — The courtesy dock at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area is closed for repairs until further notice. Boaters may use the shoreline on the west side of the boat ramp to load and offload safely.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will temporarily close the courtesy dock adjacent to the boat ramp at the W.P Franklin Lock and Dam South Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River near Alva, Florida, for repairs, until further notice.

During the closure of the courtesy dock, boaters may use the shoreline on the left (west) side of the boat ramp to load and offload safely.

“We recognize the inconvenience this closure may cause to people planning to use the boat ramp,” said Stewart Gilmore, Natural Resources Management Section Chief at the South Florida Operations Office in Clewiston. “However, the safety of the guests at our recreation areas is our top priority. We will work to reopen the courtesy dock as soon as repairs have been made and it is safe to reopen to the public.”

For more information on Corps of Engineers recreation facilities in south Florida, please visit the Jacksonville District website at


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