Reclamation completes Minidoka boat ramp construction

Area and ramp will officially open May 1

Media Contact: Annette Ross, (208) 378-5322, aross@usbr.gov

For Release: April 29, 2019

HEYBURN, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Minidoka boat ramp construction project, below Minidoka Dam, is completed and will re-open on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The ramp and the surrounding area will be open to the public, including all boater and angler traffic. The area has been under construction since October 2, 2018.

In addition to replacing the boat ramp, the work included an accessible walking path, a new telescope for wildlife viewing, and improving the parking area.

Minidoka Dam is part of the Minidoka Project and was constructed between 1904 and 1906. Minidoka Powerplant and Dam is a combined diversion, storage and power structure located south of Minidoka, Idaho.

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