Plumas Boat Ramps Fix 9/3/12

Boat Ramp Improvements at Antelope and Davis Lake (temporary closures)

Boat ramp and other recreation improvements are in store for Antelope and Davis Lakes in Plumas County this fall. Both ramps and a day use area will be closed temporarily as a result.

The Lost Cove Boat Ramp and Day Use Area in the Antelope Lake Recreation Area are scheduled to close for the season beginning Monday, September 10, 2012. While Lost Cove Boat Ramp is the only ramp on the lake for boat trailers, car top launching can be accommodated at various day use sites around the lake.

Enhancements to the Lost Cove Boat Launch/Day Use area include resurfacing of both the parking area and boat launch, extending the boat ramp, restriping of the parking area to include 20 to 25 trailer spaces as well as additional overflow trailer parking added to the access road to allow for 7 trailers.

Improvements scheduled for the current facilities will also include two additional accessible parking spaces with a paved pathway leading directly to the top of the boat ramp, three additional picnic sites with new tables, shade structures and paved access; one of the added picnic sites will have new accessible features.  Additionally, a newly constructed, universally accessible restroom facility will be located in the lower parking lot to allow direct access from the new accessible parking spots.

Honker Cove and Mallard Cove boat ramps will be closed on Lake Davis beginning September 18, 2012.  The projects duration is scheduled for 90 days, closing these two ramps for the season. These projects include the replacement and expansion of 27,700 square feet of asphalt, removal of a hazardous curb, installation of root wads to improve fish habitat and provide an accessible trail to the ramp.  At Lake Davis, the Camp 5 Boat Ramp will be available to the public through the duration of the 2012 fishing season.

The Plumas National Forest and the California Department of Boating and Waterways are responsible for the improvements. Please call the Mt. Hough Ranger District at 530-283-0555 for information about Antelope Lake, the Beckwourth Ranger District at 530-836-2575 or visit the forest website at:http://www.usda.gov/plumas .

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