of floating docks have been anchored on the reservoir. Some have center
area for swimming away from boat traffic, others are single straight line
docks. The water in and around them is very deep and life jackets are
recommended. The docks make excellent areas for group gatherings,
swimming, picnicking and sunbathing on a warm summer day.
Large destination docks can be found at Elk
Creek, Merry's Bay, Cranberry Creek and Drift Creek. These were
purchased with Corps funds. Volunteers, some from the DRA, helped
the Corps assemble the docks.
There are smaller similar
docks at Indian Creek and Elk Creek. These were provided by the
Ways money. Those funds come directly from the registration of
Safe Harbor Docks
Safe Harbor docks can be found at Fred's Bay,
Dick's Creek, Cranberry Creek, Reed's Creek and Evan's Creek. They
provide tie-up points for large vessels at extended distances from
moorages. These docks may be used by the public for general
recreation regardless of vessel size.
These docks were
obtained using a combination of funds. A federal matching grant was
obtained (Big Boat Grant) and County Water Ways and other local
money was used to match the federal fund. The DRA was instrumental
in soliciting those matching funds.
Please read and follow the rules that are posted on the docks. Please
be courteous to other dock users, don't leave children unattended, help
protect and preserve the facilities and clean up after yourself. A few
quick buckets of water on the dock after you leave cleans up any mud and
or food scraps that get dropped. Food scraps attract birds and they for
sure don't clean up after themselves!
are the dock rules.
Please follow the posted rules
for these facilities.
· Use at your own risk.
· Watch your children.
· No water skiing to or
· Cooking on docks is prohibited.
· Reserving dock
space is not allowed.
· Boats must be attended.
not to exceed 48 out of 72 hours.
· Sanitary facilities required
· No tents or overnight sleeping on docks.
Dispose of garbage properly.
· No fuel storage on docks.
Pets must be under personal control or on a leash.
· Quiet hours
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Caution: Moorage may move in high winds
report problems with this facility: 476-4521, 476-1261
band radio CH 16
These facilities provided by: County Waterways
US Army Corp of Engineers, IDPR Waterways Improvement