Increased Access And Boat Inspections Scheduled Memorial Day Weekend At Green Mountain Reservoir
Credit: Colorado Division of Wildlife
HEENEY, Colo--The Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service will open an additional boat ramp at Green Mountain Reservoir to accommodate boaters for the busy Memorial Day weekend. Beginning Saturday, May 23, boaters may launch from both the Heeney Marina and the Big Green boat ramps. Trained, temporary watercraft inspectors and volunteers will staff both ramps and boaters should arrive with their vessels Clean, Drained and Dry to facilitate the inspection process. The McDonald Flats Campground boat ramp will remain closed due to low water levels.
The Big Green boat ramp will close again on May 26, while the Division of Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service continue to develop a long-term, site-specific watercraft inspection plan. The Heeney Marina ramp will remain open and will offer vessel inspections throughout the 2009 season.
The state hiring freeze and budget constraints have slowed the process of implementing site-specific watercraft inspections at a number of waters including Green Mountain Reservoir. However, the Division of Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service are confident that a solution providing increased ramp access at Green Mountain will be developed for the 2009 boating season.