New boat ramp, float tours unveiled in Little Rock

Little Rock city and state partners came together on Monday to support travel and tourism in the Natural State.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock city and state partners came together on Monday to support travel and tourism in the Natural State.

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and Little Rock Parks and Recreation unveiled a new boat ramp at Benny Craig Park and guided canoe tours on Fourche Creek.

The hope is to attract even more tourists to the capital city where more than 29 million people visited last year, spending $7.6 billion in the process.

"When a lot of folks look at a boat ramp, they think of concrete. They see the concrete. But it’s much more than that. It represents memories that are going to be made here as folks get out there and go fishing, as they get out there and do wildlife watching, get outside and enjoy nature, especially on days like this,” said Head of Fisheries Management for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Chris Racey.

Fourche Creek is home to 50 species of fish, hundreds of birds and 300 year old bald cypress trees.

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