Boat ramp at Navajo State Park to close Oct. 14 for repairs


By Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Special to The SUN

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is repairing the boat ramp at Navajo State Park and the ramp will be closed indefinitely starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 14.

All boaters must be off the water on the Colorado side by that time. Otherwise, they’ll have to take their craft out of the water at the marina on the south end of the reservoir in New Mexico.

Navajo State Park managers are taking advantage of the low water conditions to resurface about 200 feet of the ramp at the low end. The section is deteriorating and makes it difficult to trailer boats in and out of the reservoir when that section is exposed. Work on the ramp will start Oct. 15 and is expected to last several weeks.

“We know this is an inconvenience for some boaters, but it is temporary and will provide long-term benefits to boaters when reservoir levels are low,” said Park Manager Brian Sandy.

Campgrounds and cabins at the park remain open.

Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle per day or $70 for an annual pass.