The swim beaches below are currently closed. Swim areas can be closed for several reasons including storm damage, unsafe water conditions, or E. coli. Should a swim beach be closed because of high E. coli levels, the area will be regularly tested and re-opened when they pass two successive tests at acceptable levels. If your swim area is not listed here - your swim beach should be open. Follow this page and our social media for the latest updates.

PLEASE NOTE: Many locations have multiple swim beaches. In these situations, we will always try to identify exactly which beaches are open and which are closed to avoid confusion.

The listed swim areas are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers swim beaches only. For information on state or local swim areas please see the swim beach closure page managed by the Arkansas Department of Health or the swim beach closure page managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


Beaver Lake
Prairie Creek Swim Beachs - CLOSED - Reason: Storm damage 
Horseshoe Bend:  CAMPGROUND Swim Beach - CLOSED - Storm Damage
Horseshoe Bend:  DAY USE AREA Swim Beach - OPEN

For questions about Beaver Lake: Beaver Lake Duty Ranger: (479) 636-1210, ext. 1710