STARBUCK, Wash. –
Little Goose Landing, located about 2 miles east of Little Goose Lock and Dam on the south shoreline of the lower Snake River near Starbuck, Washington, will be temporarily closed Monday, Aug. 20 until about noon on Sunday, Aug. 26, to accommodate asphalt maintenance work, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced today.
Lower Granite Natural Resource Management maintenance staff will repair cracks in the parking lot and access road, then apply a seal-coat. While work is in progress, the area will be temporarily closed to all types of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The temporary closure is needed make sure the work crew has safe access to the entire area, and to protect visitors, their vehicles and camping equipment from seal-coat overspray.
“This work will make the lot and roadway safer for visitors, prolong the asphalt’s durability and, in the long-run, save money on more-costly repairs, by preventing minor cracks from developing into bigger problems,” noted Park Manager Darren Opp.
Visitors seeking boat-launching facilities or camping sites are encouraged to consider several other nearby locations on Lake Bryan:
* Willow Landing offers day use facilities, boat ramp, handling dock, and camping sites for tents and RVs. It is located 18 miles east of Little Goose Dam, at Snake River Mile 88, on the south river bank.
* Illia Landing offers day use facilities, boat ramp, dock and primitive camping. It is located 3 miles west of Lower Granite Dam on Almota Ferry Road, at Snake River Mile 103, on the south river bank.
* Lambi Creek Recreation Area offers day-use facilities, and camping sites for tents and RVs. It is located about 5 miles west of Lower Granite Dam on Almota Ferry Road, at Snake River Mile 101, on the south river bank.
* Port of Garfield Ramp offers day use facilities, boat ramp and dock. It is located 10.5 miles north of Dodge, Wash., on Highway 127, at Snake River Mile 83, on the south river bank.
For more information about this maintenance project or other nearby recreation opportunities, please contact the Natural Resource Management Office, 509-751-0250. For current dam-crossing information, call 1-888-DAM-INFO (1-888-326-4636).