Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

March 2, 2009

Contact: Leah Hendrix, (509) 457-9312

Thrall access site on Yakima River
closed for flood repairs

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Thrall access site on the Yakima River will be closed while Ringer Loop Road undergoes repairs.

Ringer Loop Road, which was damaged by recent floods, is the only route to the state boat launch on the river. The Thrall access site is expected to re-open around March 10, when Kittitas County road re-construction work is completed.

Fishers and other recreationists seeking access to the Yakima River can use other WDFW water access sites, detailed on the south central region webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regions/region3/ .