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BOATING — The trout are getting break at Lake Roosevelt as the public boat launches continue to be closed by the National Park Service.
“We’ve been given direction for the duration of the shutdown that all National Park Service facilities are closed for visitor recreation activities,” said Dan Foster, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area superintendent in Grand Coulee.
He said today that the boat launch areas will continue to be barricaded until Congress resolves the federal government shutdown.
“I don’t blame people for wanting to go boating on the lake. I know the fishing has been good and this weekend especially is supposed to be really nice.
“But the closures are part of the direction we’ve been given, and as superintendent, I have no latitude for changes.”
UPDATED 1:05 p.m.
BOATING — The hot fishing for rainbow trout that's been reported in recent weeks at Lake Roosevelt might cool off for lack of anglers.
This includes campgrounds, marinas, boat launches and concessions operations, the supervisor's office said today.
Park Service officials just confirmed that they will be putting up barricades at the entrances of campgrounds and boat launches.
There are no state-managed access sites on the 125-mile long reservoir.
Read on for more details in a press release issued by the Lake Roosevelt NRA at 1 p.m. today:
BOATING — Proposed changes at the Kettle Falls and Fort Spokane boat launches are detailed in the 2013 Boat Launch Development Concept Plan released for public by the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
The plan evaluates the effects of expanding and reconfiguring the two existing boat launches and the associated facilities within recreation area.
National Park Service staff will hold an open house to discuss this plan, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Kettle Falls Visitors Center, 425 W. Third Ave. Written comments will also be accepted at this meeting.
Comments on the plan are due by Sept. 30.
BOATING –Lake Roosevelt’s public boat launch at Crescent Bay will be closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday (July 9) through Wednesday for the debut of Washington’s newest ferry, which will transport State Route 21 traffic across the Columbia River at Keller Ferry.
Motorists must use a 60-mile detour on alternate routes from today (July 8) through Aug. 13 as ferry service on the Keller route will be temporarily suspended to upgrade the terminals and fit them to the new $9.6 million vessel called the Sanpoil.
Boaters in the area will be able to use the launch ramp at Spring Canyon, three miles east of Grand Coulee off State Route 174, during this closure.
The Washington Department of Transportation will launch the Sanpoil, built to replace the Martha S, a six-car ferry that’s covered the mile-long route across the Columbia River north of Wilbur for 64 years. The Marha S made it's last run on Sunday.
The Sanpoil will carry 20 cars while being more efficient, officials say.
The ferry had a crew of 2 have been an important link connect ing Lincoln and Ferry counties on Highway 21..
There will be no Keller Ferry for five weeks while ramps are improved for a new ferry to be dedicated Aug. 14.
2013 Summer Season Services
at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Daisy — marina and roadside fuel pumps, store providing snacks, beverages and ice, (509) 738-2995.
Kettle Falls Marina — houseboat rental, fuel, groceries and moorage, (509) 738-6121.
Keller Ferry and Seven Bays — fuel, groceries and seasonal moorage, with houseboat rentals available out of Seven Bays, (509) 725-7229.
Fuel at all of the above locations is ethanol-free.