Boat ramp in Point Roberts park to close for several days

The boat ramp at Lighthouse Marine Park and the surrounding parking area will be closed for more than a week starting Monday, June 1.

The closures, which begin at 6 a.m. Monday, are so Whatcom County Parks & Recreation can work on improvements in preparation for installing a new boat dock.

A new dock at the park, 811 Marine Drive, has been needed since 2008, when the previous dock was pulled out for a concrete ramp that is difficult to launch from.

The ramp and parking area are expected to reopen Wednesday, June 10.