Update: Hard Labor Creek Reservoir recreational area fee not accepted by BOC

Press release from Walton County Board of Commissioners

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Update

After the $10 daily pass or $75 annual pass per vehicle was set last month by the Hard Labor Reservoir Management Board and Walton County Water & Sewer Authority, the Walton County Board of Commissioners have rejected the rates. At the February BOC meeting, commissioners voted to reject the rate. A new rate will have to be set by the HLCR Management Board and then accepted by the Walton County BOC. This is likely to again delay the opening of recreational facilities at the lake for fishing. The grand opening has already been delayed due to construction of facilities being interrupted by weather. At last week’s TRIAD meeting, Commission Chairman Kevin Little said he had already received requests from several Jonboat fishing clubs making enquiries about holding tournaments at the reservoir once it is open for fishing.

Initial story

$10 daily pass or $75 annual pass per vehicle

This bass was caught, and returned to Hard Labor Creek Reservoir in September, 2017. The reservoir will be open to the public for fishing in January 2018. Photo credit: Mylinda Knittel, Spring Street Studios.

The Hard Labor Creek Reservoir Management Board and the Walton County Water & Sewerage Authority approved a fee structure for recreational use of the reservoir at their joint meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

The charge for use of the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir recreational area will be $10 per day per vehicle, or $75 per vehicle for an annual pass. Hard Labor Creek Reservoir is not taxpayer funded, but is instead funded through the sale of water.

The Hard Labor Creek Reservoir recreational area is expected to open to the public in February 2018. For more information about the reservoir, visit www.hardlaborcreek.com.

Editor’s Note: For more information on what Hard Labor Creek Reservoir will offer in the form of recreation, click or tap on this link for the Fall/Winter issue of Walton Living Magazine.

 

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