BV Conservation Board Shares Vision for Casino Beach Marina

The Buena Vista County Conservation Board has discussed and taken steps to possibly take over management and day-to-day operations of the Casino Beach Marina facility.

A news release by the Board says they want the marina to be a fun, safe , and healthy place to visit. If the BV Conservation Board took over management of the facility, they plan to make it user-friendly with well-maintained parking, mowed grass, clean and well-maintained boat ramps and docks, clean bathrooms that are open year-round, a bait shop with convenience store-type items for sale, safe boat slip docks, aerators operated during the winter months to protect docks from ice damage, and snow removal.

Patio access would still be available. The Board would also like to add a Nature Center to expand their environmental education programming. There currently isn’t a functioning kitchen located within the main building that meets codes and standards. The Conservation Board supports the idea of hosting food truck vendors during weekends in the summer months. The storage building and shop area would be utilized by Conservation Board employees to store and maintain marina maintenance equipment.

Future improvements that have been talked about include the construction of a campground and/or overnight cabins, playground equipment, making mechanical and electrical repairs to buildings and surrounding infrastructure, repairing and replacing docks as needed, improve ADA accessibility to boat launches and sidewalks, and repairing parking areas utilizing water quality practices.

A visitor survey about the Marina is available to fill out by clicking here.

More information on the BV Conservation Board’s vision can be found by clicking here.

Questions, comments, or showing of support in relation to the CCB’s vision for future utilization of the Storm Lake Casino Beach Marina can be directed to marina@bvcountyparks.com

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