STARBUCK, Wash. – Little Goose Lock and Dam will be temporarily closing public access to the esplanade picnic and fishing areas on Friday, July 23 to accommodate asphalt maintenance work in the adjacent parking lot.
Lower Granite Natural Resource Management maintenance staff will apply a seal coat to the parking lot area around the esplanade picnic and fishing areas. While work is in progress, the area will be temporarily closed to all types of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The closure is needed make sure the work crew has safe access to the entire area, and to protect visitors and their vehicles.
“The asphalt maintenance will make the parking lot and roadway safer, prolong the asphalt’s durability and, in the long-run, save money on more-costly repairs by preventing minor cracks and potholes from developing into bigger problems,” Assistant Natural Resource Manager Megan Innes, said.
The closed areas will be on the downstream side of the dam, adjacent to the navigation lock, and include ‘the wall’ fishing area, downstream along the picnic areas, the concrete walkway, and end just downstream of the walkway stairs.
For more information about this maintenance project or other nearby recreation opportunities, please contact the Natural Resource Management Office at 509-751-0240. For current dam crossing information, call 1-888-DAM-INFO (1-888-326-4636). Follow Little Goose Lock and Dam on Facebook for visitor information and breaking-news announcements at https://www.facebook.com/LittleGooseDam.
Release no. 21-048