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August 22, 2008
Contact: Penny Warren, (360) 249-1207

Pleasant Harbor public boat launch
closed in early September

OLYMPIA – The public boat launch at Pleasant Harbor near Brinnon on Hood Canal will be closed twice in early September while the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wraps up an improvement project at the site.

The launch will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 to 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. It will also be closed from 12:01 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The Pleasant Harbor launch will be closed while WDFW completes a two-year improvement project at the site, said Penny Warren, WDFW regional lands supervisor.

“We’re sorry to close the site down for these days, but it’s exciting to put the final touches on this important project,” Warren said.

Funded through a grant from the Washington State Recreation Conservation Office, the new amenities at the popular launch include a double boat ramp, a float, restroom, an asphalt road and paved parking. WDFW also widened the road to the site and installed new water retention ponds and lighting. Work crews will finish the road and parking lot during the closures in September.

Warren said two alternative launch sites are available nearby while Pleasant Harbor is under construction. The sites are located at Trident Cove State Park, which is approximately five miles south of Pleasant Harbor and the Quilcene launch site, which is approximately 15 miles north at the end of Ling Longer Road.