Upgrades Complete at Lucerne Valley MarinaPublished on April 25, 2022
Thanks to government funding and private matching, the Lucerne Valley Marina on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir of Utah and Wyoming has recently received $1.2 million in upgrades and improvements. The federal funds, totaling about $682,000, allocated by way of the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG), came through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the DWR, and the Utah Division of Recreation. The Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) is focused on providing funding for marinas that accommodate boats 26 feet or longer, and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir is one of the few water bodies in Utah that can accommodate vessels of this size. The Flaming Gorge Corporation made an additional $597,000 in private contributions to the project. The project came to completion in the fall of 2021 and included 35 slips across two new ADA compliant docking systems. One docking system equipped with power and water, is prepared to accommodate 14 boats up to 30 feet in length. The second dock is made for larger boats up to 36 feet in length and split between short-term and long-term docking. The project also included the installation of a wave attenuator, renovated restrooms, and pumpout facilities.
“The new dock system and attenuator will not only meet the growing demand for permanent and transient slips,” said Jerry Taylor, Lucerne Valley Marina president. “It will protect our current five docks from high wind and wave conditions. Our facility sees one-third of all visitation to Flaming Gorge, and this new project will enhance the public’s experience. We are very excited and want to thank all of the partners involved in this project.”