The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced the Thrall access site on the Yakima River will be closed while Ringer Loop Road is repaired.
Ringer Loop Road, which was damaged by recent floods, is the only route to the state boat launch on the river, said a department news release. The site is expected to re-open around March 10, when Kittitas County road re-construction work is completed.
Anglers and other recreationists seeking access to the Yakima River can use other department water access sites. Click here for details on the south central region.