Huntington Lake Is Low But Mountain Merchants Remain Positive About A Profitable Summer

Huntington Lake has always been known for sailboats and Summer regattas but the water is so low this year that the regattas have been canceled.{}{}Locals say the water is only one-third of capacity and it is going to stay that way due to the drought.{}{}Lesley Storz{}has been bringing her children and friends to Huntington for years.{} She's never seen the lake so low.{} "It's shocking.{} It was really, really shocking.{} Never in my 40 years coming here have I ever seen it like this."At Lakeshore Resort, Amanda Arteno remains optimistic about the{}Summer of 2014.{} Her family has been running the general store, saloon and restaurant for 25 years.{} They also have 28 rental cabins.{} "It's been a little slower than usual but we do have an RV Park at Lakeshore{}Resort.{} All of our cabins are booked this weekend so that's exciting for us."A number of events are planned for this{}Summer to entice people to come up the hill.{} A two day "Rock Crawl" is set for July 5th and 6th where four wheelers have to find a way to drive over a number of boulders by the lake.{}{}The water may be down but the lake is still being stocked with fish.{} Amanda Arteno says having all 28 of their cabins rented this weekend is a positive sign that people want to enjoy the outdoors at 7-thousand feet. She says if you do make the trip remember to bring warm clothing for the evenings.Summer Recreation CalendarJune 27-Sept. 1{} Fishing Derby for all agesJuly 5th & 6th{}{} 4-Wheel Drive Rock CrawlJuly 6th{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Fire Dept. Pancake{}BreakfastJuly 12th{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Auction/Ladies Barbershop QuartetAugust 2nd{}{}{}{}{}{}{}Charlie Hull Dance, Lakeshore ResortAugust 10th{}{}{}{}{} Big Kites CompetitionAugust 9th{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Multi Sport Festival at China PeakAugust 17th{}{}{}{}{} Motorcycle Rumble to the PeakAugust 23-24{}{}{} 4-Wheel Drive Rock Crawl #2Sept. 20th{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Sand Castle Competition-Lakeshore