Big Bear Lake, CA — Earlier this week, the MWD announced a temporary closure of the boat ramp located just west of Stanfield Cutoff on the North Shore. In an updated press release, here are the additional details: “The Big Bear Municipal Water District announces that the Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp will be closed through Thursday, June 10 for construction.  The contractor, WTA Construction out of Cedar Glen, will be working over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, and has assured the District that the work will be completed and the ramp can be opened again on Friday, June 11. In addition to new asphalt paving, a new vessel decontamination station is being constructed. While these improvements are long overdue, the District apologizes for the inconvenience the ramp closure creates. The Duane Boyer West Public Launch Ramp is available for launching. Also, while the East Ramp is closed, free boat launching and Quagga Mussel inspection will be available at Big Bear Marina on the south shore from 7am until 4pm weekdays and from 6am until 6pm on the weekend. Any questions can be directed to the District Office at 909/866-5796 during regular business hours.”

The Carol Morrison East Public Launch Ramp will re-open to the public on Friday, June 11. Participants in this weekend's Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby can launch from the west boat ramp on the North Shore (just west of Fawnskin), or from any private marina on Big Bear Lake.