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Service to continue at Echo Bay beyond Feb. 1

Service to continue at Echo Bay beyond Feb. 1

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Feb 2, 2013

Boulder City, NV (KTNV) -- Land-based services will remain open at Lake Mead Recreation Area's Echo Bay, under a contract amendment that was signed Feb. 1.

The trailer village, RV site, land-based fuel, dry boat storage and administration building were scheduled to close Feb. 1 after the temporary contract they operated under expired.

By amending another contract within the park, these services will now remain open.

The park issued a prospectus for a new contract, seeking a concessioner to operate both the land-based commercial services and the marina and water-based fuel dock, but no proposals were submitted.

The newly signed amendment with Forever Resorts allows land-based operations to continue, but the marina docks and water-based fuel services closed Feb. 1.

"Although the marina is closed, the launch ramp and courtesy dock will remain open," said Bill Dickinson, park superintendent. "Echo Bay is not closed. We encourage people to come on out and enjoy boating and fishing in the peaceful Overton Arm."

Park officials are working to restore water-based fuel sales, but the process could take a few months.

Nearly 200,000 people visit this area of the park every year.