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In The News – Sand Harbor State Park to close boat ramp twice weekly for the remainder of the season

August 22, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Sierra Sun 8/18/2023, Member Submitted, Photo Credit Hannah Pence

SAND HARBOR, Nev. – Due to staffing shortages at Sand Harbor State Park, the Nevada Division of State Parks will be closing the boat ramp and adjacent parking lot within the park on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Aug. 23. During these closures, the public will need to use the boat ramp at Cave Rock State Park or another public boat ramp.

With over a million visitors each year, Sand Harbor relies on diverse and committed park staff to operate during the busy summer months. Staff responsibilities include maintaining park facilities, collecting trash that may attract bears, or processing visitor fees. With the current number of vacancies in seasonal positions at Sand Harbor, the park does not have adequate staff to carry out these duties each day and safely manage the boat dock.

These closures will be in effect for the rest of the 2023 boating season unless more seasonal positions are filled, allowing park staff to safely reopen the boat dock.


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