The District of Fort St. James will not be opening Cottonwood Marina this season after ice damaged the facility.
The wharf sustained significant damage as the lake ice blew in to shore on April 25. In order to properly
repair the facility, new pilings will likely need to be driven into the lake bed, which is very costly
and will require environmental permits.
District staff is investigating solutions to the problem and hope to be able to prepare a project budget for consideration for 2014.
It is unlikely that the marina will be available for moorage this season. The boat launch at the marina will be available for public use without charge.
The District will be notifying all of the people who have reserved spots for their boats, and refunding their payments.
Council is aware that the marina is a significant asset to the community. They regret any inconvenience that this will cause for boaters on Stuart Lake.
For more information please contact the District of Fort St. James at: