PLEASE READ ALL SECTIONS IN BLUE BELOW:
January 27th UPDATE
The following information tries to communicate the current lake level conditions. The unusually early Rains in October followed by heavy rain and snow in November and December is helping push the lake level up. We are now up about 50 feet from the low and it continues to climb. This is a great start and provides hope that we will get lots of rain this entire season. The lake is low but it can fill up in one season although at this point we do not think it will make it to the top for 2022.
The lake as of today is 134′ below the top.
VIEW FROM HOMES:
The view from the homes is very different currently from when it is full. It is now a mixture of lake and dry lake bed but should improve every day. Retreat 3 and Retreat 4 have the best view but all four can now see the lake. Although the lake view is somewhat limited, still great views of the mountains and the wildlife like deer. These homes are still very popular even with the low lake level as they offer so much. We continue to get 5 star reviews and guests looks forward to coming back.
WALK TO LAKE:
150- 200 yards currently from all 4 homes to lake.
SWIMMING AT LAKE NEAR HOMES:
We would not recommend this time of year (Winter) because of the water temp. As always do not leave children alone and make sure they are wearing a life vest anywhere near the water even if they are not going in. Swimming below the homes should be good starting in the Spring.
FLOATING ISLAND AND BOAT BOUYS:
Removed for the season. We will bring back next year in May when it warms up.
LOCAL BOAT RAMP:
The Sugarloaf county low water ramp is officially OPEN. The curtesy dock is back in place to help. Good to use but as always, be careful about unmarked items in the water in this area.
CLOSED for season/Normally opens Memorial Day Weekend.
Relocated to another part of the lake by the dam due to lake level this past summer. Although the lake is high enough to move it back to the Sugarloaf area near us they have not done that as of January 15th. Call them for details. Note: There appears to be a partial dock/marina now by the old highway bridge but unclear if Antler’s or not. Will update when we find out more.
USE OF THE LAKE:
Plenty of water in the lake for great family boating fun and fishing although the water temperature in the winter is cold.
You will have to travel a distance to get to a marina that is open until Antlers moves back (see above):
- Bridge Bay (near the big bridge)
- Holiday Harbor
- Jones Valley
ATVs & 4WD & EXPLORING:
The lower lake levels open up old treasures covered by water since the 1940’s. This includes old bridges, tunnels and much more. Great for exploring on foot, ATV or 4WD. Great fun on ATVs! See the “Lake Treasures” section of web site.
LOWEST LODGING RATES:
Now through March 2022 we offer the lowest rates of the year (other than holidays). We have also reduced these lowest rates of the year more for some days during this period.