Lake Kaweah opens Kaweah Marina and Lemon Hill (May 20)

Lake Kaweah partially opens
Kaweah Marina and its boat ramp, restrooms, and the Lemon Hill parking lot reopened for public use on Wednesday, May 20. By 8 a.m., the area’s lower parking lot was full.

The Sacramento District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced May 19 that the Lemon Hill launch ramp, parking lots, and restroom facilities associated with the privately managed Kaweah Marina at Lake Kaweah will be open for public use beginning Wednesday, May 20. The partial openings do not include the other boat ramps, day use areas, or Horse Creek Campground. 

This order also applies to three other lakes in the Sacramento District: Lake Success (Tulare County), Englebright Lake (Nevada County), and Pine Flat Lake (Fresno County). The opening of the private marinas and associated boat launch facilities are consistent with current state and local public health directives. All other Sacramento District recreation areas remain closed to visitors.

The health and safety of the public, park volunteers, and USACE personnel remains a 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. Lake Kaweah partially opens

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. Lake Kaweah partially opens

The Corps has coordinated with the Sheriff’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.

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 remained on the job during this pandemic. Lake Kaweah partially opens

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