Animas-La Plata project: Lake Nighthorse recreation plan is taking shape

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From The Durango Herald (Dale Rodebaugh):

In a couple of months, planners at Durango-based DHM Design will return a completed picture for review by the public and water authorities. Final approval will take a few more months…

Here’s a rough sketch of the plan:

– The lake will have places for water craft ranging from power boats to canoes and kayaks. Only Jet Skis would be banned.

– A beach will be available for swimmers, and other areas will be designated for nonboating activities.

– Trails will accommodate hikers, cyclists and equestrians.

– A boat ramp, already installed on the northeast shore, will provide access for boaters and anglers.

– Campgrounds will be phased in, but definite sites have not been chosen.

– The entrance to the recreation area from County Road 210 will have a ticket booth and a station to check water craft for invasive species, particularly quagga mussels and zebra mussels.

Visitors arriving on foot or bicycle will not pay an admission fee. Motorists will be charged, and additional charges will be levied for launching a boat or camping.

More Animas River watershed coverage here and here.

2 thoughts on “Animas-La Plata project: Lake Nighthorse recreation plan is taking shape

  1. I have one burning question. Why in the world would you allow power boats but ban jet skis? Has anyone ever seen or HEARD a power boat? Just go to Navajo Lake for a weekend….This makes no sense to me or any of the other Jet Ski owners I have spoken to.

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