The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has inked an interim contract to keep the Markley Cove Resort on the south end of Lake Berryessa open through December 2014.
The contract is with the resort’s current managers, John and Linda Frazier, and begins May 27. This year, Markley Cove was slated to be turned over to Reclamation’s former contractor for five of the seven resort’s at the lake, the Pensus Group.
But Reclamation terminated Pensus’ contract for nonperformance in late 2012, leaving the fate of Markley in limbo until the federal agency reached an agreement with the Fraziers.
Located in the 7500 block of Highway 128, Markley Cove offers marina services such as boat launching, and rents boats, boat slips and jet skies, along with selling fuel. It also boasts RV and tent camping, cabins, day-use services and a general store, according to a news release from Reclamation.
“Reclamation has enjoyed a positive and successful relationship with the Fraziers for many years, and we are pleased that this relationship will continue for this interim period,” said David Murillo, the regional director for Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region, in the news release.
Reclamation is still working to finalize interim contracts on other recreation areas for camping and day use at the Steele Canyon Recreation Area, Putah Canyon Recreation Area and Spanish Flat Recreation Area. It plans to offer boat launching at Steele Canyon and Putah Canyon.
The Pleasure Cove Marina will be open this year as its operator, Forever Resorts, is already under contract.