UPPCO closes recreational area at hydro facility in Escanaba

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MARQUETTE, Mich (WLUC) - Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) has announced that the recreational site downstream from its Dam 1 hydroelectric project will be closed until the Michigan Department of Transportation is finished working on the US-2 bridge that spans the Escanaba River.

There will not be access for parking near the tail race of Escanaba Dam 1 because of the temporary closure.
People who are looking to fish at the facility are encouraged to use the fishing pier near the powerhouse.

UPPCO wants to remind fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts looking to use the site to remember that there will be construction going on and to be careful when parking near the area.

The construction has also led to the replacement of a bathroom site.
There is a temporary bathroom near the dam’s fishing pier near the powerhouse.

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