The Town of Holly Springs is beginning a major project to restore parts of Bass Lake damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The 2016 storm wreaked havoc on the stream and parking lot due to extensive flooding.
The town now has funding from FEMA to restore the streambed and install preventative engineering solutions to help us combat flooding from future storms. When complete, the trail and pedestrian bridge, which has been closed since the hurricane, will reopen for residents.
Once this is complete, another phase of the project will begin to repair the parking lot, which was also damaged by the storm.
The restoration project should be complete by mid-Summer. During the project, residents can use the park, but visitors will notice some changes.
- The regular entrance to Bass Lake Park will be closed and all visitors will need to use the first gate for entry into and out of the facility. Click here for enlarged map.
- Also, the pedestrian sidewalk that runs along the entrance will be closed, with a temporary pathway available during construction.
Construction hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. There will be no construction on Sundays or holidays. Residents can receive updates on the progress of the project by visiting the Bass Lake home page. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we rebuild and fortify one of our much loved green spaces in Holly Springs.
(Photo below taken during Hurricane Matthew, 2016.)