YMCA triathlon to close Barclay Bay at Lucky Peak July 9

Published July 1, 2011

BOISE, Idaho – A community-sponsored triathlon athletic event will affect visitor access at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Barclay Bay at Lucky Peak Lake July 9.

     Barclay Bay will be closed from 6 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 9, for the annual YMCA Spudman Triathlon charitable fundraiser. Barclay Bay will also be closed to overnight parking on Friday, July 8.

     Historically, the event was held out of the Idaho Parks and Recreation Spring Shores Marina. However, the construction on Mores Creek Bridge prevents use of the marina for this year’s triathlon.

     All other boat launching and day-use activities will remain available at all other Lucky Peak Dam and Lake recreation areas including Spring Shores Marina, Macks Creek Park and launch ramp, Mores Creek Park, and Robie Creek Park and launch ramp. Turner Gulch will also remain open.

     Event traffic controllers will intermittently hold traffic on Highway 21 at Lucky Peak Dam to allow athletes safely off the dam and onto westbound lanes between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Expect minor delays.

     For more information about closures or delays at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake, please contact the park office at 208-343-0671 or visit www.ymcatvidaho.org. For more information about outdoor recreation opportunities in the Walla Walla District, check out www.nww.usace.army.mil/corpsoutdoors.




Public Affairs

Release no. 11-103