Huntington Lake Resort has not opened for the 2017 season, but is planning to open soon. Their telephone numbers aren’t working yet and their web site is silent on the issue.
The washout on the north side of the lake was paved today and vehicles are using the road again. The lines hadn’t been painted yet when we last checked.
The contractor has made good progress on repairing the washout. Paving is supposed to start June 16 and the work is supposed to be complete by June 22. Public re-opening is not set.
The county road maintenance people are making good progress removing debris from the main roads around the lake. Unfortunately, a big washout at Line Creek on the north side near Cedar Crest Resort will probably not be repaired for a while. This means that the 300 cabins west of the washout, Lakeview Cottages and Camp Keola can only be reached by way of Big Creek.
Big Creek road will be very busy with garbage and delivery trucks competing with the usual traffic. Take extra care as you travel.
At this moment the lake is 11 feet down and filling fast. SCE plans to have it full for Memorial Day weekend.
Starting August 22 there will be logging of hazard trees on 168, starting at the east end of the lake and continuing toward Shaver. There is no end date. Expect one-lane traffic with corresponding delays.
Southern California Edison plans to keep the lake full through Labor Day, as has been the practice in the pre-drought past. It has been lapping at the spillway all summer.
The lake has been rising a foot a day for a while, and is now fuller than it has been in the last year. Southern California Edison says that they will keep it full June-August as it always was before the drought. The west end gate is still closed just past the store, but May 1 the county resumes its maintenance role and it shouldn’t be long until the road is open.