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Colorado River District
Release Date: 07/23/14
Contacts: Lori Cook , 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560  

Herman Kast Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed

Yuma, Ariz. - The Herman Kast boat ramp that enters the old Colorado River channel accessed by Betty's Kitchen Road will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday July 23 - Tuesday July 29, 2014.  Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation, is working to improve the ramp for more efficient access for the recreating public.  

Alternative old river channel access is located at the newly established boat ramp less than 1/4 mile north of Laguna Dam on the California side. Mittry Lake, Senator's Wash, and Squaw Lake remain open for alternative boating locations.

Additional boat ramp improvements are planned for 2018 when the Laguna Dam dredging operations are completed.  

We apologize for any inconveniences this action may cause and hope this project improves your next recreational experience. For additional information, please contact BLM Assistant Field Manager Arturo Lopez at (928) 317-3200.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 07-23-2014