Sacramento District to partially open some recreation facilities

Published May 19, 2020
Updated: May 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO, California – The boat ramps, parking lots, and restroom facilities associated with the privately-operated marinas at Englebright Lake, Pine Flat Lake, Success Lake and Lake Kaweah will be open for public use beginning Wednesday, May 20. The partial openings do not include all boat ramps, day-use areas, playgrounds or campgrounds at these facilities and all other Sacramento District recreation areas remain completely closed to visitors.

The opening of marinas and associated boat launch facilities are consistent with current state and local public health directives.

The health and safety of the public, park volunteers, and Corps personnel remains the top priority. Signs have been posted to inform visitors of safe practices, cleaning services are in place and the staffs at the facilities have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment to be safe while working with the public.

The boat launch facilities could be shut down again if visitors do not adhere to social distancing guidelines or officials observe an unsafe number of large gatherings.

The Corps has coordinated with the Sherriff’s Departments in Nevada, Tulare and Fresno counties to provide boating safety and law enforcement at Englebright Lake, Pine Flat Lake, Success Lake and Lake Kaweah.

Any additional changes to the Sacramento District recreation closures will be published in these locations:

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District closed the recreation areas at their 10 water resource projects in California on March 26 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the Dam Operations staffs at these facilities have remain on the job during this national emergency.

Luke Burns

Release no. 20-016