Temporary Repair for Katherine Lake Access Road

Tags:  2024 | News Release
Date Released: May 16, 2024

Thanks to some local support, a temporary repair has been carried out on the Katherine Lake access road.

The road had been closed since February when heavy rainfall caused a sinkhole to open on the road. The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) was recently informed that permits to allow for a permanent fix on the road may take up to two months which would further delay the opening of the park.

Today, SCRD staff worked with a local contractor who generously assisted with the temporary repair, overseen by a biologist. Staff will continue the permitting process for a permanent fix to the road but will carry out that work in the fall.

Park and Campground Access

The SCRD is working with the park operator to prepare the park and campground to open for public use as soon as possible.  Until the operator is onsite, the park and campground remain closed.

“We were expecting the park to be closed into July, so this is great news,” said Shelley Gagnon, General Manager of Community Services. “We understand that everyone is keen to get back into the park, particularly with the long weekend ahead, but our staff and park operator need a few more days to get everything in place for reopening.”

The SCRD will provide an update when the park is ready to be reopened to the public.