Jackson Lake State Park will open its boat ramp on April 1. The fixed starting date is to accommodate staffing needs and weather conditions.
Boaters must be properly registered and equipped with mandatory safety equipment, including proof of an inspection for Aquatic Nuisance Species, prior to launching. Boaters are required to clean, drain, and dry their vessel and remove the plug before driving on public roads.
Empire Boating Club members will have two Saturday inspection and registration dates available: March 18 and March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jackson Lake offers year-round camping as well as OHV riding, renowned birding, and is an International Dark Skies Park.
The state park is hiring for temporary and full-time positions, with applications encouraged by Feb 5.
Operation Game Thief Call to report illegal fishing/hunting: