Reclamation Announces Seasonal Closures at Stony Gorge and East Park Reservoirs

Media Contact: Pete Lucer, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: September 10, 2013

ELK CREEK, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled seasonal closures at Stony Gorge and East Park reservoirs, located respectively 18 miles west of Willows and 20 miles west of Maxwell, Calif., beginning Sept. 15, 2013, through April 2014. This action will allow Reclamation the opportunity to perform necessary maintenance tasks and provide time for natural resource restoration.

The closures will take place at the following locations:

Stony Gorge Reservoir: All camping and day use areas will be closed. Limited boat use will be available at Skippers’ Point Boat Ramp but is not recommended due to safety concerns from obstacles exposed by low water levels. This warning will remain in effect until significant rainfall occurs, remedying the low-water status. 

East Park Reservoir: All camping and day use areas will be closed at Stonyford (westside) and Ladoga (eastside). Effective Sept. 15, no boating will be allowed at East Park Reservoir.

For more information, please call the ranger station at 530-968-5267 or visit

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