Repairs will include replacing the damaged section of the upper concrete boat ramp, construction of a new abutment and anchoring points, and installation of 10 new sections of boat dock. Additional armoring and stabilization work will also take place.
“The damaged section on the lower concrete ramp is under water at this time, so work there will have to be postponed for now”, said Stephaney Church, Mountain Home District Ranger.
A significant storm event caused burned areas to landslide in September of 2013. The mud and debris impacted the Elk Creek parking area, high and lower water concrete ramps, and the boat docks. The damage undermined the lower boat ramp causing it to break up; and lifted a section of concrete off the high water ramp.
Funding to complete the repair is possible through Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Waterway improvement grant fund program. Elmore County is also contributing to the project.
The area will be closed during construction activities and for a short time after to allow for proper curing time on the new concrete. The site is estimated to open again in mid-October.
“We know this is a very popular site for recreationists and are looking forward to completing the repairs which will likely be very welcome by boaters,” said Wintauna Belt, Mountain Home Ranger District Recreation Specialist.
Additional information is available at the Mountain Home Ranger District Office at