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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Pete Lucero
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Released On: October 02, 2013

ADDENDUM: Status of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region Recreational Facilities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the status of Mid-Pacific Region recreational facilities and amenities available to the public during the federal government shutdown. Facilities operating with lapsing federal appropriations are closed; those that are funded through concessions or operated by California State Parks are open.

Shasta Dam: The Visitor Center is closed and the dam tours are cancelled as of Tuesday, October 1, until further notice.

Lake Berryessa Recreation Area: All Reclamation-operated recreation areas are closed as of Tuesday, October 1, until further notice. This closure includes all Reclamation-operated boat launches, day use areas, trails, restrooms and the Dufer Point Visitor Center. The following Lake Berryessa concession-operated recreation areas remain open with all services being provided. For additional information: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/.

Markley Cove Resort: Offers the following services – Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Markley Cove Store, Fuel Sales, Haul-Out and Boat Repair, Launching Valet Services and Cabin Rentals. For additional information: http://www.markleycoveresort.com/ or please call 707-966-2134.

Pleasure Cove Marina: Offers the following services – Boat Launch, Houseboat, Ski Boat, Deck Cruiser & PWC Rentals, Lakeside Cabins, Campground & RV Sites, Boat Slip Rental, Convenience Store. For additional information, http://goberryessa.com/index.cfm or please call 707-966-9600.

Steele Canyon Recreation Area: Offers the following services – Boat Launch, camping and day use. For additional information please call 707-966-9179.

Putah Canyon Recreation Area: Offers the following services – Boat Launch, camping and day use. For additional information, http://www.royalelkparkmanagement.com/Lake_Berryessa.html or please call 707-966-9095.

Spanish Flat Recreation Area: Offers the following services – Boat Launch, camping and day use. For additional information please call 707-966-9192.

New Melones Lake: All government operated recreation areas and facilities at New Melones Lake are closed as of Tuesday, October 1, until further notice. This closure includes boat launching, day use, campground, trails, RV dump stations, restrooms and the Visitor Center. Marina customers should contact the New Melones Lake Marina at 209-785-3300, for information regarding existing reservations or access to privately owned boats in slips. For additional information, http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/.

East Park and Stony Gorge Reservoir Recreation Areas: Are closed for the season.

Status of Reclamation lands managed by others:

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area: Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma are open with all services continuing to be provided by California State Parks. For additional information please visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500.

Auburn State Recreation Area: Auburn Dam Project Lands are open with all services continuing to be provided by California State Parks. For additional information please visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=500.

Lake Solano County Park: Open with all services continuing to be provided by Solano County. For additional information please visit http://www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/rm/countypark/lakesolano.asp or call 530-795-2990.

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