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Forest Service News Release: McPhee boat ramp opening April 16th

McPhee boat ramp opening April 16th

House Creek boat ramp to open May 1


DOLORES, Colo., March 24, 2022— The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District will open access to McPhee Reservoir on Saturday, April 16th for motorized boating.

Operational hours for the main McPhee boat ramp are:                      

April 16th – April 30th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

May 1st – September 19th: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm

September 20th – October 31st: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Operational hours for the House Creek boat ramp are:

May 1st – October 2nd: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday – Monday

Current boat registration is required to launch a vessel on the reservoir. Registration information can be found at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s website. Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspectors will be on-site to conduct pre-launch inspections of trailered and motorized boats launching on to the reservoir to help stop the spread of zebra or quagga mussels and other invasive species.

Boaters who need a full inspection and decontamination are asked to visit the lake during the weekday when visitation is lower than the weekend. Boaters who have tags from last year’s inspections on McPhee will be able to enter the lake more quickly than boaters who need inspections.

For more information, please visit the San Juan National Forest Boating webpage or contact the Dolores Ranger District at (970) 882-7296.

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