DOLORES, Colorado – June 27, 2017 –
To help accommodate increased motorized boating at McPhee Reservoir, the invasive species inspection station for the House Creek Boat Ramp will extend its hours of operation over the coming holiday weekend. The House Creek inspection station will be open from 6a.m. to 8p.m. Friday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4. McPhee is one of a few reservoirs in southwestern Colorado with operating mussel inspection stations that allow for motorized boating in its waters. In addition to House Creek, the inspection station at the McPhee Boat Ramp will remain open seven days a week from 6a.m. to 8 p.m.; however, the McPhee Boat Ramp is often more crowded than the House Creek Boat Ramp. All other access points to McPhee Reservoir have been gated to prevent uninspected boats from entering the reservoir.
All motorized boats should be prepped prior to launching to reduce time at the ramp. Previously inspected boats carrying documentation and tags moving through the inspection station process in about 10 minutes. The process for boats that have not been cleaned, drained and dried, and thus require decontamination takes more time.
For more information, contact Tom Rice at 970 882 6843.