A Fowl River fish camp likely will become the second new water access point acquired this year by Mobile County, which plans to put in new boat ramps and other amenities on the site.At their conference meeting on Thursday, county commissioners considered a measure to purchase 1.7 acres of property at 4901 Fowl River Road for $95,000. That address has been the site of a private launch point called Memories Fish Camp. “To those of y’all who don’t know it we’ve had some real issues with having access to public waterways,” said Commissioner Jerry Carl, whose District 3 includes the site. “This will be a small move in that direction, for public access.”The Fowl River Road site had been listed on real-estate sites for sale at an asking price of $100,000. One such site described it has having 350 feet on the water. Its boat launch is a gravel beach best suited to kayaks, canoes and small powerboats, but Carl said after Thursday’s meeting that the county plans to upgrade it with cement ramps and restroom facilities.The launch, well upstream of Bellingrath Gardens, will provide access to a winding river with virtually no industrial development. Carl said that once developed… Read full this story
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