The boat dock and recreation area at Omega Park in far southwestern Pulaski County are no more, but a courtesy dock has been built by the community and Pulaski County government is maintaining the boat-launching ramp.
Tiffany Bourne, community development director for Pulaski County, said the community made up money to build the courtesy dock that has been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She said it is simply a walkway and docking area where people can get in and out of their boats.
A marina, formerly Buck Creek Boat Dock, moved from the end of Ky. 769 to deeper water at the Omega Park area in 2007 when Lake Cumberland was lowered 40 feet while repairs were made to Wolf Creek Dam.
Gigi and Willy Zink operated Buck Creek Boat Dock at its original location for nearly 30 years, and were still owners when the dock moved to Omega Park.
The Zinks sold the marina after it moved. The Commonwealth Journal was never able to contact the new owner for a story about his plans for the marina.
Brant Norris, conservation ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said buildings and shelterhouses at the former recreation area have been moved.
“A former marina owner had grandiose plans to develop the area but it never materialized,” said Norris. There is nothing there now but the boat ramp and the county graciously agreed to maintain that,” he said.
“We are maintaining the ramp just like a county road,” said Bourne. The single paved ramp is open year-round.