State Bridge River Access Update - YAY!
Hey River Rats, it is with great pleasure I can announce that the State Bridge River Access (located on the east side of CO HWY 131 right before you cross the bridge when driving north), will be open to public use starting the morning of Friday, June 8th.
This project represents an enormous accomplishment for Eagle County Open Space and has involved highly dedicated and professional staff from many departments, as well as many project partners. Of course, the Eagle County Commissioners and the Open Space Advisory Committee deserve enormous credit for allowing us to take the program in a somewhat new direction.
FYI - the site will be managed primarily by the BLM through a Memorandum of Understanding. Camping is not allowed and the property is managed by an on-site staff person (she is new, so be nice to her!). There is significant camping on nearby BLM land. Use of the property requires a $3 fee per vehicle, but if you pay at one of the other BLM sites (such as Radium or Pumphouse) you will not have to also pay at State Bridge River Access.
The contractor has already started mobilizing to Two Bridges River Access (4 miles downstream) and will begin work there shortly. Two Bridges will remain closed to public use during the construction period, which will likely take at least six weeks. Stay tuned on that.
Eagle County will continue making improvements to State Bridge River Access and we are already anitcipating a Phase II at some point in the future. If you like the work we are doing please respond to this thread. I promise, good words do make a difference and I will be sure to print them out and share them.
Happy boating and see you on El Rio!
Eagle County Open Space