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#573406 - 04/02/20 08:04 AM Is your lake open?  
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First and foremost, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. It’s a very strange time.

I have been looking forward to boating season but I’m hearing the marinas at Norris Lake may be closed due to Covid-19. I can’t confirm this but, I hope it isn’t true. If so I’m not really sure if that means I can or can’t go on the water. Clearly I wouldn’t be able to use the launch ramp, get food or use facilities but I’m not sure if that means my lift is on lockdown. My boat is full of gas and ready to go.I would think that boating, other than large gatherings on sand bars and tie ups, would be quite safe.

What are others experiencing?

Stay safe...


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#573407 - 04/02/20 08:42 AM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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There are very few actual closures of bodies of water or forests. There are a lot of closures of facilities. It tends to be state and locality specific. Just because the marina is closed, doesn't necessarily mean the ramps are. Often, the ramps around here are owned by state or federal entities and the marina/facilities are run privately or by parks department.

A few phone calls might be in order. Or just go find an open ramp, put in and get your boat on the lift.


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#573408 - 04/02/20 11:04 AM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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WA has closed all recreational fishing to help maintain social distancing. We live and boat on the Columbia River.. The state can't close the river because it's a USACE navigational waterway. We were out a couple of weeks ago for about 3 hours and likely will be again in the not too distant future. For me, it's a good way to rejuvenate my spirit in these days of seclusion.

Good luck with finding some water to splash your boat on.


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#573410 - 04/02/20 11:41 AM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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My lake in Virginia is open and so are the ramps. My boat and me are currently in Pennsylvania and both states have a travel ban. we were going to head to the lake house for Easter however we may just stay home now. We can drive to go to doctors, grocery stores and joked to my wife that we should go food shopping in Virginia as they carry different food than what we have in PA. Our one vehicle does a have a VA plate on the front bumper and a PA plate on the rear since PA only requires one plate. We could drive backwards and be okay.


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#573419 - 04/03/20 08:07 AM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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I am guessing our lake is open. Would also imagine the marinas are not considered essential business & as such not open. Unfortunately our lake is 3 hours away and for now we are staying home riding things out. Hopefully things get resolved and we are all on the water soon.


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#573421 - 04/03/20 08:32 AM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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On Holiday what is the deal with having 2 different plates on a vehicle? Have never heard of that.


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#573426 - 04/03/20 02:54 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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Our marina in Maryland is closed, Maryland has made it illegal for us to enter and we are under a stay at home order in Virginia. And I have lots of parts that should be getting installed on the boat right now...

Strange year!


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#573430 - 04/03/20 03:19 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
On Holiday what is the deal with having 2 different plates on a vehicle? Have never heard of that.


PA does not require a plate on the front of a vehicle, many that have a plate holder have a novelty plate in this empty space. My father-in-law gave us his truck when he stopped driving, he had a vanity plate with his initials and the year he was born and a special plate for when the Pentagon was hit on 9111. We kept his front plate on as our novelty plate in memory of him as he has since passed away.


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#573431 - 04/03/20 03:20 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Originally Posted by WayWeGo
Our marina in Maryland is closed, Maryland has made it illegal for us to enter and we are under a stay at home order in Virginia. And I have lots of parts that should be getting installed on the boat right now...

Strange year!


I may just have to go grocery shopping at the store near my lake house as the ones nearby don't have any blinker fluid.


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#573433 - 04/04/20 08:11 AM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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I see a lot of Bass boats and pontoons going by every day. I have not had any notices that Norris Lake is closed. I launched yesterday and went for a nice cruise for half an hour.
I did see someone's dock that broke away float by last week. Must have come from the river upstream.


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#573434 - 04/04/20 01:57 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: MarkHB]  
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MarkHB. Where are you on Norris? We keep out boat on a lift at Stardust. We used to live in Andersonville so we were 4 minutes to our boat. Now in Knoxville so it is about 40 minutes...but a much better commute to work for my wife.


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#573435 - 04/04/20 06:32 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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We are in Norris Shores, Sharps Chapel opposite Island F. Went out again today for a quick cruise.


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#573441 - 04/05/20 07:06 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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Hickory Point is open. We filled up with gas there today.


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#573443 - 04/05/20 07:58 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: MarkHB]  
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We went out today as well. Beautiful first day of the year. Lake was super quiet. We got the boat totally cleaned.


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#573444 - 04/05/20 07:59 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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#573445 - 04/05/20 08:00 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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#573446 - 04/05/20 08:11 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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Beautiful pictures. Glad to see someone getting on the water. Very jealous.


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#573447 - 04/05/20 08:27 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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Lake Arrowhead is open. But, forecast to the end of the week is potentially 2 to 3 feet of snow! And, this is Southern California.


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#573452 - 04/06/20 04:52 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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Lake Powell closed today. As I understand it, ramps are closed, and moored/docked boats stay that way.

Not sure about my local situation, the SkipperLiner, Regal, Party Cruiser and the SeaRay are all parked at the harbor. And the harbor is in the process of becoming a state park. It may be already, but I don't know. The issue is, in Utah you can visit state parks, but only residents of the county the park is IN can visit... Half my life is parked at the harbor which in Utah County, I live in Salt Lake County. I'm not sure how hard n' fast the rule is, but neither me OR the harbor owner is going to be happy if I can't enter the harbor to finish my boat repairs!

Social distancing isn't an issue, even on the busiest day I was there last year I never got closer than 50' to anyone, other than people who wanted to ask me about the boat. This year 1/4 mile from the next person will be likely. Biz is starting to let up, which I was expecting, which I hope will leave me some free time to finish up. We'll see what happens--

#573455 - 04/06/20 07:24 PM Re: Is your lake open? [Re: Senoj]  
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Will keep our fingers crossed for you to get the time you need to finish up your project. Make sure you take lots of pictures to share your progress with us.


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