Kings River open to visitors near campgrounds
REEDLEY, Calif., —
The Kings River is back open for visitors this weekend. Last year guests were forced out due to high water that flooded several places. Campgrounds and RV parks like Lindy's Landing and Wakehouse were literally underwater but they're now welcoming people to join them for Memorial Day Weekend.
" It should be nice little crowd versus last year because we weren't allowing people in the river at that time. This time they can get in," said Wakehouse property manager, Juanita Ferguson.
To make sure things run smoothly for visitors the on Thursday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office released buoys in the river.
"We have a no wake zone. The Sheriff's were out yesterday putting in the buoys which is a sign they are opening up the river and preparing,"said property manager Jesse Crouch.
Lindy's Landing is under new management and renovations were done to fix damages from the flood. Crouch says the campgrounds beaches have been restored for guest. He says there are cautions signs in the water for boaters and swimmers.
"The sheriffs were saying they people on the Fresno County line cannot float past the Tulare County side. They have to be tethered," said Crouch.