The nice weather has many people beginning to think about boating on Lake Como. The Bitterroot National Forest has received numerous calls from the public asking about water levels and how soon they can launch boats. Just a reminder… the Lake Como boat launch area is currently closed for construction as paving crews work to add 20 additional parking spaces for boat trailers and vehicles. Crews are also paving the entrance road which leads to the boat ramp and parking area. If the weather cooperates and remains nice, the work should be completed in the next two weeks. For public safety, the site will remain closed during the duration of the project.
The paving is the latest in a number of improvements at Lake Como. Last fall, a new concrete boat ramp was constructed. Along with the new ramp, the Bitterroot National Forest is also planning to add a new wider boat dock this spring. The new dock will allow boaters to tie up on both sides helping to ease congestion and improve safety.
The Lake Como Recreation Area is the most utilized recreation site in the Northern Rockies Region of the Forest Service and is visited annually by more than 150,000 people. The area is extremely popular with boaters, horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers, day users, campers, and x-country skiers. For more information contact Erica Strayer, Recreation Manager at the Darby Ranger District at 821-3913.