Low water levels close Black Butte Lake’s Buckhorn boat ramp

Published Dec. 3, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Due to low water conditions, Buckhorn boat ramp at Black Butte Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park near Orland, has been closed.

Boats may still be launched from the ramp in Eagle Pass Recreation Area and Buckhorn Campground remains open on a first-come basis throughout the winter.

“Low water conditions may prohibit launching some vessels right now at the Eagle Pass boat ramp” said Senior Ranger Bill Miller. “We ask boaters to use caution when attempting to launch and be aware of changing water levels.”

Lake information is available by calling the park at 530-865-4781 or by stopping by the Black Butte Lake park office, located 8 miles west of Orland on Newville Road. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, hosting more than 370 million visitors annually at more than 420 lake and river parks.

Robert Kidd

Release no. 13-086