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Docks And Slip Requests This June

After a huge winter and a wintry #maycember, I wanted to share some of our challenges of getting docks ready so you have a better understanding why we have to say an unfortunate "No" to early season Slip Rental requests. The pictures right below show how banged up our docks got over the winter.

In all winters, we have to detach our docks from shore so that the ice and snow load don't crush them. This of course means they have to be put back each spring. Normally, that's all said and done by the time June rolls around and we can happily say "yes" to every slip request we get.

Not so this year. It's been a huge winter, so the ice was slow to melt, moreoever, more was coming down as rain, and snow, throughout May.

In early June, the snow gave way to electrical storms.

We have to work with our weather and we need to keep our employees safe - operating a backhoe near the water when lightning is in the area is simply not an option. Tying a floating boat to a floating dock is unsafe and what good is a slip when dock and boat float away together?

So, at this point it is unfortunate that we cannot get you into a slip until approximately June 14th. We are working hard to get the docks ready and hope to be ready erlier. Until then, we ask for your patience and cooperation. We own our docks, but we don't own mother nature.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations and policies. 

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61450 County Road 62

Clark, Colorado, 80428

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