The Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department is opening permit applications for 28 watercraft storage slots at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, with the permit-holders to be chosen in March by lottery.

Storage slots are available for watercraft with measurements of up to 16 feet for canoes and kayaks, and up to 14 feet for paddleboards. This service will be provided by High Country Outfitters, Inc. under contract with the City of Sandy Springs.

Applications for permits are being accepted from Sandy Springs residents through Feb. 26. Permits will be awarded by lottery on March 7, 9 a.m., at High Country Outfitters, 3906 Roswell Rd. Winners will be notified and will have until March 21 to pre-pay the $600 fee for the April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017 Watercraft Storage Permit.

To complete an application or for more information, please contact High Country Outfitters at, or 404-814-0999.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.