Looks like 2014 is shaping up to be a tough water year for Howard Prairie Resort. The marina is pretty much sitting in the mud right now and it is hard to say how much more water will come into the reservoir given the lack of snow in the mountains surrounding it, but it is safe to say that it won’t be much, maybe another foot or two at most, maybe none.
Unless it is a really rainy spring, I doubt the docks will be usable, or at least most of them…that is, of course, unless the county decides to move the docks out into deeper water like was done in low water years prior to them taking over operations. You may want to contact the Jackson County Parks Office to see what their plans are: (541) 774-8183.
The launching ramp should be usable until at least into July for most power boats under 20 feet and sailboats with retractable centerboards.
The April edition of the the Rogue Yacht Clubs newsletter has a story with a couple of recent photos. Download it here. And while you’re at it, pop over to the Club’s website and consider joining- http://www.rogueyachtclub.org/.
For you boaters, you may want to check out Lake of the Woods. As a Southern Oregon lake rather than a reservoir used to collect water for irrigation, it is full.