The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be implementing changes to traffic, parking, and recreational operations at the boat launches at Blue Marsh Lake.
The modifications to parking and recreational activities will help resolve ongoing congestion issues and ultimately improve visitor safety and experiences. Changes will begin in May.
To alleviate parking conflicts between single vehicles and boat trailers on busy days at the Dry Brooks Boat Launch, a designated single vehicle parking area will be implemented on weekends and holidays, similar to the restrictions at State Hill Boat Launch. Single vehicle spaces will be marked with yellow paint.
Due to multiple issues over the past few years, picnicking and tents/canopies will no longer be permitted at the Boat Beach at the State Hill Boat Launch.
The Boat Beach will now be designated only for launching purposes of non-powered vessels, temporary mooring to load and unload passengers/materials, or facilities use.
There are two designated picnic areas that will remain available for those who wish to picnic, located by the single vehicle lot and the grass area adjacent to the comfort station.