HYATT LAKE, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management is planning to upgrade the Hyatt Lake Campground.
It says crews will replace a 1960-era electrical line that will restore sewage and water facilities to the campground. During the construction, Loops A and B will be temporarily closed. Campsites in Loop C and Wildcat will remain open.
This is welcome news for Bob McNeely, the manager of the Hyatt Lake Resort across the lake. He and his team are preparing for the summer season by removing pine needles from gutters, repairing roofs, and replacing water lines, if needed.
He says he's excited for this summer, and hopes this summer is a better tourism season than the past couple years.
"We may have water in the lake, we may not have smoke in the air, and we may have the BLM campground on the other side of the lake open," McNeeley said.
He says because the campground brings in hundreds of tourists, it also brings in money for his resort.
"All those people need bread, milk, bacon, and eggs, and we of course have a full-service restaurant."
The construction is set to start in late May.