Invasive mussels: Boat launch closures Arapahoe National Recreation Area

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From the Sky-Hi Daily News:

Three boat launches in the Arapaho National Recreation Area are closed to trailered or motorized boats from May 15 through Oct. 31, 2009. The boat launches affected are: the two Willow Creek Reservoir boat launches, limiting the reservoir to hand-launched vessels such as kayaks, rafts, canoes and belly boats and the Hilltop boat launch located at the north end of Shadow Mountain Reservoir…

The Hilltop boat launch will be temporarily opened from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, May 30 and June 6, to assist boaters in launching their boats for the season. All boats must be inspected prior to launching. The nearest boat inspection station to the Hilltop boat launch is located at the Town of Grand Lake’s public boat ramp on the north end of Grand Lake. Boats can also be inspected and decontaminated at the Green Ridge Boat launch located at end of Shadow Mountain Reservoir. Green Ridge boat launch will be open for boat launching and retrieval throughout the summer.

For more information about these closures, please call Sulphur Ranger District Visitor Information at 970-887-4100 or visit our website at

3 thoughts on “Invasive mussels: Boat launch closures Arapahoe National Recreation Area

  1. Do you have a volunteer program connected with the aquatic nuisance species/invasive species problem? If so, how can I find out more about it.

    Thanks, Virginia McCall

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