Barren River Lake recreation areas and Peninsula Marina damaged by winds

The Peninsula Marina was damaged by high winds early Wednesday.

The Peninsula Marina was damaged by high winds early Wednesday.

   Several Barren River Lake recreation areas and the Peninsula Marina were damaged early Wednesday when high winds blew through the region.
   The Port Oliver Recreation Area, Tailwater Campground (and fishing area), the Dam overlook building, and Peninsula Marina and ramp will remain closed at least through this weekend for repairs and cleanup.
   The Peninsula Marina may be closed for another week to 10 days for repairs, while the Dam overlook building may be closed longer. 
   Port Oliver, as well as Tailwater had significant tree damage with trees down in roads, parking lots and the campground. No buildings were damaged.
   Peninsula Marina was also damaged; however, there was little damage to boats and the store. Most of the damage was to the marina roof and walkways. The Peninsula Marina ramp will also be closed through the weekend to allow repairs to the marina.
   The top portion of the dam overlook facility was blow down. The concrete pad and bathrooms on the lower floor are all that remain. 
   Several trails at Baileys Point, Tailwater and Quarry Road are also closed due to downed trees, and will reopen as cleanup is completed on each. 
   Beaver Creek had some lines down, but since have been repaired.
   Several private residences around the lake also had downed trees and lines.
   For more information on the reopening of the recreation areas, call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 270-646-2055.
   For more information on the reopening of the Peninsula Marina, call 270-646-2223.

Just a Reminder!
   The Narrows Marina and boat ramp remain closed due to construction and repairs, not related to Wednesday’s high winds.

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