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, Sep. 10 until Friday, Sep. 14, 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, apply a seal-coat and perform striping. 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 and striping overspray.
“In addition to improved public safety and asphalt maintenance durability, this job completes work performed two weeks ago by adding a final layer of seal coating and adding fresh parking lot striping” noted Walla Walla District Park Ranger Andrew Singer.
Visitors seeking boat-launching facilities or camping sites are encouraged to consider several other nearby locations on Lake Bryan:
* 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).