City Utilities has announced some changes at Fellows Lake aimed at improving the experience of residents.
The first announced change is the Fellows Lake marina will now be operated by the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. The new leadership will not only operate the marina under similar hours as old leadership, but will also engage the public in educational campaigns about zebra mussels, fish species, and how to protect the area’s waterways.
Permits are not needed for boats who want to get onto the lake before the opening of the new marina but all lake regulations are still in effect.
The other improvement is the first phase of the new Dirt 66 mountain biking and walking trail. The first phase, 6.65 miles of dirt trail, is part of an eventual 33 mile, $1.8 million trail expansion.
The project is a partnership between TrailSpring and Ozark Greenways. The new trail system will be designed to have access points for all skill levels.
The first phase is an “introductory trail” for bikers that can be used by hikers, walkers, and trail runners.
The trail is expected to be finished and open by mid-February.
(photo courtesy CU)