7 thoughts on “Facilities at Lake Mendocino partially reopen; some boat ramps, day use areas open

  1. This was so misleading as to be absurd. i swim a1 1/2 to 2 miles off the south boat ramp. I’ve been doing that activity for over twenty years at that location. As long as your in the water you’re okay but the shore is absolutely disgusting. One twenty gallon trash can with sixty gallons of trash on the ground. Food scraps, fast food containers, and water bottles floating spread along shore. Fishing tackle cut and left to lie on the ground.
    Maybe social distancing in large groups of four to fourteen. Keeping the picnic areas closed just pushes people into one spot. So obvious as to be ridiculous. Anyone could have seen that coming.
    Absolutely thoughtless public policy although I’m glad to have access to water in light of the Starr center closure.
    The same people not wearing mask are the same people trashing the beach and parking lot. You can read into that anything you want.
    It will happen here on the coast soon, already the coastal trail has been trashed a number of times,
    Ask the people who work for Fort Bragg corporation yard.

    • HI Jamie,
      I am attempting or on the fence to swim in any lake that is open. Have they cleaned up the trash yet? the fishing lines sounds worse than the covid.
      Where are new posts re;the lakes?
      Guess I will drive up & find out for myself. If the pools stay closed all year then a group up volunteers on the lakes may be a grand idea & a necessity for our health and well being.
      I need to swim!

  2. Glad I can wear my ‘Ghetto Sweeper’ Industrial N95 Mask with exhaust valve to the lake, up close and personal projecting virus particles to others, fully compliant with CDC and Mendocino Public Health Officer Order, but banned by six Bay Area counties. No wonder Mendocino Officer is in San Diego, as dysfunctional bureaucracy here, perhaps because the mountain ridges shorten our daylight and learning comprehension.

  3. Politco Headline: “Suddenly, Public Health Officials Say Social Justice Matters More Than Social Distance”

    “We should always evaluate the risks and benefits of efforts to control the virus,” Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist, tweeted on Tuesday. “In this moment the public health risks of not protesting to demand an end to systemic racism greatly exceed the harms of the virus.”

    You’ve been CONNED, boys & girls, on a level unimaginable to any sane mind. The destruction of America’s economy? Unnecessary…and deliberate. The House Arrests? Just testing you, to see how much you’ll tolerate.

  4. There have been significant improvements at Lake Mendocino over the last few months. If you haven’t noticed Jamie, there are brand new buoys all over the water surface to warn boaters of hazards, wake zones, and areas to keep out. The roads. and parking lots of been re-stripped. There are new signs. There has been tremendous vegetation management work done on the north side of the lake. There are more Rangers. The Army Corps of Engineers needs to be commended for all the work they have been doing. Just remember what the lake looked like in the summer of 2017. There have been significant improvements at the lake in the last 2 years.

    • I’ve been using that lake for thirty years. The last two years are a snapshot in a bigger picture. The corps also decided to eliminate all the boat docks requiring everyone to haul boats back and forth. Good idea, I’m not sure. Then the sheriff department quit patrolling the boats and removed their dock. People use those new bouys for a jet ski course . I notice everything that happens there. I noticed you didn’t disagree with one thing I said. People are pigs and it shows big time at Lake Mendocino. More Rangers and new buoys aren’t going to fix that. And the corp also allowed the lake level to drop to the point that boats won’t be able to launch period in a matter of a month.
      That’s one way to implement Covid distancing. I find it hard to commend people for doing there job. Although I appreciate it when they do.

    • I agree Jamie, plenty of pigs from the community and surrounding areas coming to Lake Mendocino, leaving a mess and vandalizing it (basically trashing it). You cannot blame the corps for that at all. In fact, if you see some trash, pick it up and put it in the bin. If everyone did that, it would help a lot. The corps are not peoples maids. It is not their job. If the lake continues to get trashed and vandalized, I think the corps should shut it down for a few months and see how people respond. I can’t believe how people treat their recreation area. It’s mind-boggling. Other recreation areas in surrounding areas are so much more respected by the public…..look at Lake Sonoma or Lake Berryessa. It’s time that people start caring for Lake Mendocino. Regarding the Sheriff, I see them out there regularly around the lake. True, they are not on the lake (on the water), but that is out of the corps hands. I am sure they have requested the Sheriff to be out there.

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