New open space adds to Basalt river access…the property is just upstream of a proposed Basalt kayak park and just downstream from the private Roaring Fork Club, where public access to the river is part of the development’s annexation agreement with the town.

ASPEN AND PITKIN COUNTY REAL ESTATE – The acquisition of 2.72 acres squeezed between Highway 82 and the Roaring Fork River near Basalt in early December may pale in comparison to some of Pitkin County’s headier open space purchases, but the land’s significance wasn’t lost on river enthusiasts.The $276,611 purchase by the county’s Open Space and Trails program secured yet another piece of what is now a nearly contiguous swath of public land along 2.5 miles of the river. "It may be small, but that’s kind of a remarkable acquisition there,” said Bill Kane, town manager. “It was a real gem of a buy, I thought.”
By Janet Urquhart, Jan. 1, 2011 Aspen Times

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01/01/11 Aspen Times – New open space adds to Basalt river access..the property is just upstream of a proposed Basalt kayak park and just downstream from the private Roaring Fork Club, where public access to the river is part of the development’s annexation agreement with the town.