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Lochsa River boater access to be upgraded

RIVER RUNNING -- The U.S. Forest Service is planning to upgrade facilities at four Lochsa River access points in the next year.

Site #1 Fish Creek Boat Launch:  Work includes addition of stairs on the north side of the existing launch. Stair shall be similar to existing south side stairs. Other work includes adjustment to the slide and replacement of several existing steps. Work includes building of new 27’ x 15’6” double unit changing room located adjacent to existing restrooms.

Site #2 Split Creek Stairs:  Work includes removing and replacing all steps for the existing access. New steps shall be 12’ wide and a railing shall be added on the up river side.

Site #3 Bald Mtn. Boat Launch:Work includes construction of a full boat launch with a slide and steps 8’ wide on each side.

Site #4 Knife Edge Changing Station:Work includes building of new 14’ x 15’6” single unit changing room located behind to existing restrooms.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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