Yes, this property was privately owned and had been leased to an outfitter. Our plan is to install a boat launch and restrooms, improve the parking lot, pave the entrance, provide water, dumpster, etc. The BLM will be the primary manager of the property, though it will continue to be owned by Eagle County (in fact, we are signing these MOUs with the County Commissioners this morning if all goes according to plan).
Construction should begin mid April and will probably take 5-6 weeks, but as I am sure most folks are aware, construction timelines are tricky, so no promises. I expect many small boats will continue to take out at the spot on river right, as they have in the past.
We are also working to contract with a site host who will live on site during the river season to direct users, provide info, collect fees, etc. The fee is intended to by $3 per vehicle. Hope this helps. Toby