USACE closes swim beaches at Cranfield and Oakland Park until further notice

Little Rock District USACE
Published May 19, 2023
Swim Beach Closure

Swim Beach Closure

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office has closed the swim beaches at Cranfield on Norfork Lake and Oakland Park on Bull Shoals Lake until further notice. The temporary closure is the result of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by project office personnel. 

USACE has posted signs indicating high bacteria levels at this location. Swimming is not recommended in areas with high bacteria levels. Once bacteria levels are within the acceptable range the swim beaches will reopen.

For more information on the status of other recreation areas contact the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700.

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