Concerns Remain with Bass Lake Beach Patio, Nearly a Year After Repairs Were Suggested

As work gets underway to protect the Bass Lake Beach from future erosion, concerns remain about the beach house patio. Last summer, a group of local residents and Starke County Park Board members studied the site and pointed out that the fill that’s supposed to support the concrete patio had mostly washed away.

One of the members of that group, Rick Anderson, told the park board last week it’s been almost a year since those concerns were raised, and it still doesn’t look like the problem has been fixed. He noted that without anything supporting the concrete, the patio is in danger of collapse, and it will only get worse if nothing is done. Board members agreed that the issue is a safety hazard, and County Attorney Marty Lucas said he would send an email to the facility’s operator, Callahan Development, LLC.

While the repairs themselves don’t seem to have been made, related work to prevent future damage by installing glacial stone is being undertaken by the county.