ROGERS, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Beaver Lake Project Office has reopened swim beaches at Hickory Creek and Prairie Creek parks and the Rocky Branch camping area swim beach on Beaver Lake. The Horseshoe Bend Day Use Area no longer has a higher than acceptable level of E. coli but remains closed because of high water.
Two acceptable water samples from each beach are required by the Health Department prior to reopening a swim beach. The temporary closures were the result of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health.
For more information on the status of other recreation areas on Beaver Lake call 479-636-1210, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 19-067