Work to improve boat ramp areas at Antelope Lake and Lake Davis will resume this spring.
The ramp upgrade project will be carried out by the Plumas National Forest in conjunction with the California Department of Boating and Waterways, according to a Forest Service news release.
Work is scheduled to begin in early April at the Honker Cove boat ramp in the Lake Davis Recreation Area. An alternate boat ramp location, the Camp 5 boat ramp, has been set up at Lake Davis and will be available to the public beginning April 15.
The Honker and Mallard Cove boat ramps will be closed until the contractor has completed the work. The project includes replacement and expansion of the boat ramp, an accessible trail to the ramp and installation of root wads to improve fish habitat.
Work also will resume on the Lost Cove boat ramp and day use area in the Antelope Recreation Area. In the interim, officials said, boulders at Lunker Landing will be moved to allow for a temporary boat launch site until May 31, when the Lost Cove boat launch is scheduled to reopen. The May 31 date is dependent on weather, and visitors are advised to call ahead to confirm that the ramp is open.
Enhancements to this area began last fall but were stalled due to early freezing temperatures and inclement winter weather, officials said. Improvements include extending the boat ramp, resurfacing the parking area and boat launch, and restriping the parking area to accommodate 20 to 25 trailer spaces, as well as additional overflow parking.
For more information, call Pandora Valle, recreation manager for the Beckwourth Ranger District, (530) 836-7123, or Erika Brenzovich, acting public services staff member for the Mount Hough Ranger District, at (530) 283-7620.
Call The Bees Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.