Bass Lake Beach Gate House Repairs Underway

Repairs to the Bass Lake Beach gate house have begun. The structure was seriously damaged when a pickup truck reportedly crashed into it back in November.

Bass Lake Beach and Campground Assistant Manager Larry Clarich told the Starke County Park Board last week that the building has been pushed back onto its foundation. But he said there’s extensive termite damage on one side and part of the front and back. The front door will also have to be replaced, following last year’s crash.

Park Board President Roger Chaffins said the county received its $2,500 insurance settlement on April 30. A group of local community members and campground users has volunteered to help with repairs.

Clarich said he hoped to get the work done before the Bass Lake Beach officially opens this coming Friday. Until then, he asks members of the public to stay off the beach for their own safety, as various construction projects continue.