A New Dock Opens at Lake Jennings, CA
November 12, 2020
Lake Jennings in Lakeside, CA has just completed a complete replacement of their 25-year-old wooden docks with a state-of-the-art Bellingham Marine dock system.
The rebuild of the marina features 18 double slip concrete floating docks designed and built by Bellingham Marine. The docks are match-cast and built with wood walers. The project included a new 23’ x 23’ Match Cast Platform and storage building, an aluminum entry gate and gangway and kayak launch. In addition to the new dock system, the project also included a renovation of the adjacent boat launch ramp. The new construction includes updates to the infrastructure that maximize energy efficiency and sustainability through the application of a full solar panel system, replacement of fluorescent lighting with LED bulbs, and replacement of facility materials in construction with ecologically friendly material options.
The new marina system is resistant to both fire and rot while boasting a 50+ year lifespan with minimal maintenance due the improvements in materials used for the project. The docks are made of concrete shells filled with polystyrene and finished with wood walers. There is a total of thirty six slips that feature vinyl bumpers.
Located only thirty minutes outside of downtown San Diego, the lake is known for attracting visitors year-round who enjoy kayaking, fishing, and camping. The lake is stocked with a number of popular fresh-water fish for those that enjoy fishing in both warm and cold weather and is owned by the Helix Water District.
Visitors of the lake will enjoy increased accessibility and usability, all while enjoying a newly designed aesthetic that brings substantial improvements both visually and functionally. Although the project was fully completed in July of 2020, the official ribbon cutting was delayed until August due to public health concerns arising from COVID-19. The ribbon cutting was attended by members of Bellingham Marine’s project team and all five members of the governing board.
Bellingham Marine continues to source projects in the Southern California area that improve communities through increased aesthetic appeal and longevity. The Lake Jennings project exemplifies the deep commitment to local markets and will be enjoyed by its users for years to come.