Thursday, August 29, 2013
Powell Lake Marina
On August 20 I posted a picture of Powell Lake. The picture above was taken while visiting the lake's marina -- home of the Shingle Mill Pub & Bistro (where they serve an excellent seafood risotto) and, just west of it, a company that makes cedar float homes. On both my visits the sound of dirt bikes and dune buggies echoed from the surrounding hills.
The more conventional route to the lake has you driving north of the "Historic District", where you come to this sign:
And these to the right of it:
From there you turn right and, about a half mile up the road, you cross a bridge over what is one of the shortest rivers in North America: the Powell River. On the other side of the bridge, to the right, is the entrance to Powell Lake.
Before European contact, the lake drained into the ocean. But with the construction of the mill, the lake was damned, its fresh water administered by the company, as it is in most company towns.