We met with Loudoun Water and NoVA parks at the reservoir today to view the progress and to discuss opening details. The great news is the reservoir is opening a few days early, this Saturday!
Please park in designated areas on Mt. Hope Rd. Do not park on the church side. Please stay away from the actual dam and spillway! Rules will be similar to other NVRPA (NoVA Parks) areas that allow car-top carry boats. There is no boat ramp or dock, as such, no trailers allowed. More details to follow.
Just a quick update, I have heard from our friends at Loudoun Water and NVRPA, all systems are go for opening on June 1. Public access will be at the Mt. Hope site. We are meeting with them next week to get the final details. If you have specific questions, please comment below and I will try to get your questions answered.
Quite a few people became concerned Beaverdam would be closed post repairs/modernization as Lake Manassas was. It looks like they may be considering opening it up again, great news!
Certainly there have been rumors before, but this is new:
While $30 million isn’t pocket change to many, it certainly doesn’t appear to be a high dollar amount for the amount of land involved considering the prime location. There is brewing controversy regarding the sale of the reservoir. Check out the Washington Post article:
Great meeting last night. thanks to all that came, I’ll have some commentary coming soon but just wanted to post two articles from the local press:
Leesburg Today: Residents Air Objections to Ashburn Reservoir Closure
Loudoun Times : Beaverdam Creek Reservoir Meeting Draws Hostile Crowdsadsda
Leesburg Today – The Debate Continues Over Access Restrictions AT Beaverdam Reservoir
A somewhat one sided article. Note the picture of the kids jumping off the dam. This activity has been illegal since the reservoir has been open and is not up for debate.