Josh Harmon, 509-754-4624 Ext 242
Rachel Blomker, 360-701-3101
EPHRATA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will temporarily close the Quincy Lake and Barker Canyon access areas in Grant County for repairs and boat ramp upgrades that will benefit boaters and anglers.
The Quincy Lake Access will be closed Aug. 12-16 for repairs and an upgrade to extend the existing ramp to make it easier to launch boats. The lake is located about 15 minutes south of Quincy off Highway 281.
The Barker Canyon Access will be closed Aug. 19-30 to replace the ramp’s planks and extend the ramp by 8 feet. The lake is located about 30 minutes southwest of Grand Coulee off of Highway 174.
WDFW manages approximately 1 million acres of land and 500 water access area across the state that provide fish and wildlife habitat, as well as fishing, hunting, wildlife-viewing, and other outdoor activities for thousands of Washingtonians and visitors every year.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and other recreation opportunities.