Emerald boat camp to close for erosion work
Campground closes Aug. 1 until next year
Erosion problems identified last year will force Emerald Bay Boat Camp to close for rehabilitation beginning Aug. 1.
The popular 21-site campground at Emerald Bay will open July 14, 2005. Self-contained vessels will be allowed to moor overnight on the buoys on a first-come, first-serve basis. Vikingsholm, Rubicon Trail and the Emerald Bay Trail will remain open.
The $372,000 project will create paths, expand existing campsites to allow for more room and fix areas identified as causing erosion problems, said Marilyn Murphy, Lake Tahoe sector superintendent of California State Parks.
Once done, the 35 (plus)-year-old site will have barriers to protect the lake from erosion, which not only protects the environment but will enhance the camping experience.
“The campers should like it better because there will be more space in between campsites,” Murphy said.
Money for the project came from an Environment Improvement Program grant.
For information call Marilyn Murphy, Lake Tahoe sector superintendent, (530) 525-9524.