By Nathan Bourne

Solution sought for emergency boat launches on Holland Lake

Swan Valley Community Council


September 29, 2022

Google Earth

A bird's eye view of the Holland Lake boat launch (circled bottom left corner) shows how the boat launch is actually on Holland Creek just upstream from the South Holland Lake Road bridge. Boats must travel approximately 400 feet upstream in shallower water to get to what could be considered the mouth of the lake.

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Community Council hosted a discussion on the poor condition of the Holland Lake boat launch and lack of emergency access at its Sept. 20 meeting.

Members of the Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES), Swan Lake District Ranger Chris Dowling and Holland Lake Lodge owner Christian Wohlfeil were on hand for the discussion.

Dowling said he received a letter from SVES regarding the unusable condition of the boat launch at the Holland Lake Campground. SVES cannot safely launch a boat to perform rescues on the lake or along the shore where boat transportation would be...

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