An estimated 80 to 100 mile per hour winds tore through Shady Creek Marina Monday evening.
That wind caused damage to the area, closing the cove to the public today.
"The best we can tell was wind damage," said marina office manager Kelly Perry of the damage.
The winds tossed and twisted the walkway, causing the marina store to break loose and turn a quarter of a turn.
"It originally faced more or less west and now it is north," Perry said.
In addition, A Dock (the first dock by the store) was completely torn off of the marina. Other damage was to the marina roof.
"We had one houseboat that sunk," Perry said. "In doing so, the way they are tethered to the marina, it started to bring the rest of that dock down with it.
Volunteers were able to save the dock though.
"We've had a wonderful crew of about 20 people, volunteers and employees, out here who worked all night and got A Dock to remain floating and the houseboat that sunk pumped out and back level," she said.
She said volunteers came out at 2 in the morning when they heard about the damage.
Everything east of that was undamaged, and nothing on land was damaged either.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks closed the cove to the public because of the oil that spilled from the sunken houseboat and are working to correct that.
"My hope is that this afternoon that blockade will be lifted and people can boat in and out of our cove," Perry said.
All of the boats on the untouched docks are OK and will be able to be accessed once the park reopens the cove. They will provide a fairy from the docks to that part of the marina.
The walkway, store and A Dock will remain off limits until repairs are made.
"We hope to start those repairs as early as tomorrow in terms of electricity and gas," Perry said. "We don't have a forecast on when the store and gas pumps will be open."
She said they were fortunate.
"We feel very blessed, one, that no one was injured and two, for that kind of wind on the water that we didn't have more damage than we did," Perry said.