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Contact: Carl Brenner, 806-683-4751
Superintendent Robert Maguire announced today that the National Park Service will extend the suspension of boat launch fees for one more year, until April 1, 2019. ‘With the lake levels just starting to approach historic levels and installation of new infrastructure not yet completed, it is in the best interest for the community and all park visitors to extend the fee suspension one more year,” said Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (LAMR) Superintendent Robert Maguire. Maguire initially suspended fees for three years effective April 1, 2015 shortly after the lake hit a historic low of 26 feet.
The park is adding RV sites at the Sanford-Yake campground and they will have water and electric hook-ups. The National Park Service has purchased a new dock with 10 slips and a large fishing pier that will be installed next spring at the Sanford-Yake boat ramp, replacing the old wooden fishing pier. The park has also purchased new vault toilets for the Rosita Flats Campground and Fritch Fortress Amphitheater. They should be installed this winter.
The boat launch fees were established in the mid to late nineties to offset the costs of maintaining navigation aids such as buoys, lighting, docks, breakwaters and the extension of the launch ramps during the drought.