Grant Public Utilities District has reopened utility-owned campgrounds and other day-use amenities as of June 1.

Specific amenities that have been reopened include most campgrounds at Crescent Bar, Priest Rapids Recreation Area and Sand Hollow, all campsites at Jackson Creek and Rocky Coulee, day-use recreation areas at Vantage Boat Launch, and day-use amenities at Crescent Bar, such as golf courses, beaches, walking trails, shelters, marinas and restrooms among others.

These sites have been modified in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Grant County Health District guidelines to provide adequate social distance and protect public health, according to a news release.

The Wanapum Dam Visitor’s Center, Wanapum Heritage Center and playground and sports courts at Crescent Bar will remain closed. Special events at PUD-owned recreation sites or shelter reservations are also not permitted.

The PUD has seen that most site visitors have followed rules to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, according to the release. Those rules include maintaining six feet of distance, staying out of closed areas, bringing water, soap and hand sanitizer and washing hands often, taking garbage when leaving, and staying home when feeling unwell.

“It is vital that visitors continue to adhere to these rules so we can keep these amenities open,” the release stated.

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