19-110 Corps to repair Charbonneau boat ramp; temporary park closure scheduled

Published Dec. 11, 2019

BURBANK, Wash. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tri-Rivers Natural Resources crew will be repairing the boat ramp at Charbonneau Park, located at Snake River Mile 11 on the south riverbank.

For worker and visitor safety, the park will be closed from Dec. 16 to Dec 20. The Ice Harbor Pool will be lowered to minimum pool level to allow the work to be done.

Frequent continued public use has impacted “the middle of the ramp and made a mound,” David Mcdermott, natural resources manager with the Corps said. “It’s become hazardous to boaters, so we will be replacing it with something stronger.”

The mesh block mat that currently exists there will be replaced with concrete slabs. The temporary closures of these limited areas are needed to provide the work crew with safe access to the entire area. Visitors seeking boat-launching facilities are encouraged to consider other nearby locations:  

* North Shore Recreation Area is located on Snake River Mile 9.7, on the north riverbank.

* South Shore Recreation Area is located on Snake River Mile 9, on the south riverbank.

For more information about this maintenance project or other nearby recreation opportunities, please contact the Tri-Rivers Natural Resource Management Office, 509-547-2048. For current dam-crossing information, call 1-888-DAM-INFO (1-888-326-4636).


Release no. 19-110