Patos Island Lighthouse Closed for the 2020 Season

Dear Valued Patos Docents and Friends,
May 13th, 2020

I hope you and your families are all making the best of this very hard situation and you are keeping safe and enjoying your home sanctuary.

The KOPL board met yesterday and heard from BLM and State Parks about the situation on Patos. We will not be opening the Patos Lighthouse to the public this summer season for the following reasons.

Patos is currently open for day visits, and overnight boat anchoring, but no land based camping. the use of mooring buoys will be for day use only.
The lighthouse is a confined space and social distancing between visitors and docents, as well as heightened cleaning protocols will not be practical to create a safe environment.

Transporting docents with the State Park boats will not be possible due to social distancing guidelines.

Thank you for all who have submitted applications for docenting this summer, You will all be first in line for next summer. Our KOPL expenses, insurance, etc. will remain through 2020 so we want to thank you for your annual membership support, to keep us an active group for years to come.

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