Sundance, WY — The U.S. Forest Service is requesting comments on a proposal to conduct maintenance activities at the Cook Lake recreation facility in Crook County, Wyoming. The facility is located on the Bearlodge Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, approximately 13 miles north of Sundance.
The proposal includes several maintenance activities at the recreation facility to enhance long-term functionality of the Cook Lake dam and increase public safety at the facility and in downstream areas.
At the earliest, the project would occur in late summer and fall of 2014. Proposed activities would require draining most of the lake for an estimated three months. The lake would be expected to refill within a few weeks of project completion and would be restocked with fish.
During the project, Cook Lake campground loop B and Cliff Swallow Trailhead would be closed to public use. The rest of the recreation facility would remain open.
For further information, visit http://tinyurl.com/pdva6fc or contact Elizabeth Krueger, District Planner, Bearlodge Ranger District (307) 283-1361.
For more information on the Black Hills National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills or call the Black Hills National Forest at 605-673-9200.