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MassGIS Data: Office of Fishing and Boating Access Sites

June 2017
The Fishing and Boating Access Sites datalayer represents locations for public access to the waters of Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts is blessed with more than 1,200 miles of seashore and hundreds of lakes, ponds, and streams. The Office of Fishing and Boating Access (OFBA) in the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is charged with providing access to these many waterways. Presently, the agency oversees boat and canoe launch sites at more than 200 coastal and inland locations in Massachusetts.Sample of Office of Fishing and Boating Access Sites

The principal source for this layer has been the Public Access to the Waters of Massachusetts, published by the OFBA. Additional sites have been digitized from USGS topographic quadrangles.

The layer is named OFBA_PT. With the January 2008 release it replaces the Public Access Board Sites (PAB_PT) layer.

Attributes

The datalayer has a point attribute table with the following fields:
PENDING
Page in book
DATE_ENTER
Date entered in Public Access to the Waters of Massachusetts
PAGE
Page in Public Access to the Waters of Massachusetts
MAINTRESP
Maintenance and management responsibility
RAMPTYPE
Launch ramp type
NOLANES
Number of lanes
NORAMPS
Number of ramps
NOPRKSP
Number of parking spaces
CONDITION
Condition of ramp
FEE
Fee required? (some records are null; data not yet complete)
STKPRMT
Sticker or permit required? (some records are null; data not yet complete)
RESTRKT
Restrictions? (some records are null; data not yet complete)
COMMENT_
Comment field
FACNAME
Facility name
TOWN_ID
Town ID
TOWN
Town Name
QUADS_ID
USGS Quad ID
QUAD_NAME
USGS Quad name
DOUBLEQUAD
USGS Double quad name
FACIL_TYPE
Type of facility:
A
GENERAL ACCESS: Concrete boat ramp and parking for boat trailers.
B
FISHERMAN ACCESS: Small concrete ramp, concrete pad ramp system or gravel ramp designed for smaller boats and parking for boat trailers.
C
CARTOP ACCESS: Access to lakes, ponds and rivers for small boats, canoes and kayaks.
D
CANOE ACCESS: Access to rivers most suitable for canoes and kayaks.
E
SPORT FISHING PIER: Pier that provides fishing area for recreational anglers - barrier free.
F
SHORE FISHING AREA: Minimally improved property that provides shore fishing access.
An asterisk ( * ) after a code indicates coastal access for all facility types.
SITEMAPSIZ
Size of site map
PONDMAPNAM
Filename of pond map
FISH_CODES
Fishing codes:
1
Trout
2
Largemouth Bass
3
Smallmouth Bass
4
Northern Pike
5
Tiger muskee
6
White perch
7
Pickerel
8
Black crappie
9
Walleye
10
Striped bass
11
Bluefish
12
Bonito
13
False albacore
14
Tautog
15
Fluke
16
Cod
17
Flounder
18
Squeteague - weak fish
OFBA_ID
Unique site ID assigned by the OFBA.
SITEMAPNAM
Name of site map
COASTACCES
Indicates Coastal Access.
FACILTYPE1
Type of Facility: See FACIL_TYPE for details about the codes.
FACILTYPE2
Type of Facility: See FACIL_TYPE for details about the codes.
BARRIERFRE
Barrier free - No barrier to access for handicapped people.

Maintenance

Maintained by DFG GIS program in cooperation with the Office of Fishing and Boating Access.

Items

Contributor
Modified Date
2017-12-09
Release Date
2017-07-20
Frequency
Irregularly
Identifier
8e9996be-0194-4c66-88da-e682cf3f13a1
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Massachusetts
License
Author
MassGIS
Contact Name
MassGIS
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Data Quality
True
Content Type
Language
English (United States)