USACE closes swim beaches until further notice

Published May 17, 2024
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ROGERS, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Lake Project Office is closing swim beaches at Hickory Creek, Horseshoe Bend Campground, Indian Creek, Lost Bridge South, Prairie Creek, Rocky Branch Day Use, Rocky Branch Campground, Dam Site Island, War Eagle and Horseshoe Bend Day Use Area 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. 

Swim beaches at Lost Bridge North and Dam Site Day Use Area remain open.

USACE has posted signs indicating high bacteria levels at the swim beaches. Park rangers will retest May 20 and 21 and will reopen the beaches when test results indicate bacteria levels are within an acceptable range.

For more information on the status of other recreation areas, contact the Beaver Lake Project Office at 479-636-1210.

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Release no. 24-065