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Big Bar - Mokelumne River, Amador County

After decades of work, a new Mokelumne River access point along Highway 49 is open for business. A new sign welcomes visitors to the Big Bar Launch.

The new Big Bar put-in/take-out facility for boaters opened to the public Monday. It has 18 parking spaces, restrooms and an interpretive kiosk.

Boating is a popular recreation activity in Amador County, both private and commercial, and the new facility will be useful for boaters with different skill levels.

The new facility is midway along the river run from the Electra Powerhouse to the Middle Bar Bridge, he added. Electra to Big Bar is more of a whitewater run, while Big Bar to Middle Bar section, after an initial rapid, allows boaters to drift with the current.