By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun
A landmark of sorts is no longer standing at the Ute Lake State Park. You might notice the next time you’re out at the park: Windy’s namesake, the distinctive point is gone.
Windy Point is one of the entrances on the 540 Loop between the Ute Lake State Park entrance and the marina.
“It’s sad,” said Samantha Lawrence of Logan. “I used to go down to Windy every summer. It’s still a cool place to hang out with your friends, but it’s not the same without that cliff.”
One observer recalled that he saw the point there on July 4th festivities. However, no one at the park service could recall when the pointed rock ledge fell off into the lake.
For years, Windy Point has been a popular campsite for visitors and locals.
It’s been a favorite spot for a panoramic view of the lake and the Fourth of July fireworks show.
The small cliff point also was ideal for the experienced diver doing a double-back flip or the novice giving it the good old cannon ball.
There are still some cliffs along Windy Point to dive from and get a good view of the lake, but things just won’t be the same with out that point.