National Marina Day is June 12 and if you want to celebrate this special boating holiday, Two Rivers Marina at Navajo State Park is the place to be. Colorado State Parks has teamed up with the Pagosa Springs branch of Wells Fargo Bank to provide free hot dogs and cokes at the marina from noon until all the food and drinks are gone.
The goal of National Marina Day is to invite everyone in the community, boaters and non-boaters, to visit their local marina and see first-hand the fun and relaxation that boating provides. When you visit the Two Rivers Marina, you can fish, rent a boat, get information about the lake, and even buy a kite to fly. Loaner personal float devices, or PFDs are also available.
Marinas provide family-friendly gateways to boating and Navajo State Park’s Two Rivers Marina staff proudly asserts that their customers quickly become good friends. It is safe to say that marina manager Neal Dennis and his staff know most of their patrons on a first name basis.
Neal Dennis has just begun his sixth year as the first and only manager of Two Rivers Marina. The marina itself exudes a festive atmosphere and it’s obvious that the employees are happy to be there. Neal has a staff of eight and says that he feels lucky to have his seasonal employees return each year. When asked why she comes back to Two Rivers Marina to work every summer, one employee emphatically stated that the staff is fun and outgoing … and that working at Navajo State Park gives her access to the beauty of Colorado, plus she feels like she has the best boss in the world.
One longtime customer from Rico, Colo., a member of the San Juan Sailing Club, stated that his family continues to come to Navajo State Park and the Two Rivers Marina because of the folks who run it and the convenience and cleanliness of the premises.
There are many ways for visitors to enjoy their stay at Navajo State Park, but there is no doubt that Two Rivers Marina provides a very popular venue for boaters and non-boaters alike. If you have never been to Navajo State Park or the Two Rivers Marina, National Marina Day on June 12 may just be the perfect time.
Don’t forget that a Colorado State Parks pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. For more information about National Marina Day at Navajo State Park, call 883-BOAT (2628).