Lake Shannon road to be ready for fishing opener

Lake Shannon road to be ready for fishing opener
By JAMES GELUSO Staff Writer CONCRETE ā€” The road to Lake Shannon’s boat launch will be open in time for the opening day of trout season.

The last details on the agreement between Skagit County and Puget Sound Energy were worked out late Friday afternoon, said county spokesman Dan Berentson.

That means the road will be open for anglers on Saturday, April 30, the first day of fishing season.

The upper road to Lake Shannon, north of Concrete, had been closed this winter by Glacier Northwest, a mining company that owns a parcel of land crossed by the road. Company officials said they were concerned about safety on the narrow road.

That led to an outcry from anglers who’ve long used the road to get to the popular boat launch.

The county will provide flaggers during the busiest weekend periods of fishing season, said Chal Martin, Skagit County’s public works director. That will make the road effectively one way, preventing large RVs and trucks from meeting at the narrow, most dangerous point in the road.

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