PacifiCorp needs to lower the reservoir level to complete work that will make it possible to perform future spillway work on Swift Dam without affecting the reservoir level
COUGAR — The boat ramp at Swift Forest Camp on the Lewis River in southwest Washington will be out of service starting late Labor Day for the remainder of the recreation season.
PacifiCorp, which operates the ramp as part of an extensive array of recreational facilities on the Lewis River, needs to lower the reservoir level to complete work that will make it possible to perform future spillway work on Swift Dam without affecting the reservoir level. The work is part of PacifiCorp’s ongoing commitment to safe operations. The boat ramp will reopen when the recreation site opens next spring.
PacifiCorp is notifying recreationists who have already reserved spots at Swift Forest Camp about the closure. Anyone now seeking to make a reservation at the campground after September 1 will be advised of the boat ramp closure. In addition, private property owners along the shores of the reservoir have also been notified.
The company appreciates the patience of the people who enjoy Swift Reservoir. For more detailed information on PacifiCorp’s Lewis River recreation sites and opportunities, please visit www.pacificorp.com/community/recreation/washington.html
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