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Tangipahoa River landing to close

4 years 1 month 1 week ago April 14, 2013 Apr 14, 2013 Sunday, April 14 2013 April 14, 2013 9:25 AM in News
By: Associated Press

AMITE, La. - Tangipahoa Parish will return a portion of Carpenters Landing Road to landowners, effectively shutting public access to a troubled landing along the Tangipahoa River.

The Advocate reports the landowners had allowed the parish to use the road for access to the landing.

At one time, Carpenter's Landing was a popular launching spot for canoeists, fishermen, tubers and swimmers, but the concrete ramp leading to the river has largely washed away and the site has not been maintained by the parish for several years. The area will be fenced off and closed to the public.

Landowners told the council that the landing had become the site of fights, drunken parties, drug dealing and acts of vandalism.

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