USACE reopens several swim beaches at Beaver Lake

Little Rock District - USACE
Published May 24, 2024
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 ROGERS, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beaver Lake Project Office has reopened swim beaches at Hickory Creek, Horseshoe Bend Campground, Indian Creek, Lost Bridge South, Prairie Creek, Rocky Branch Day Use, Rocky Branch Campground, War Eagle, and Horseshoe Bend Day Use Area located on Beaver Lake.

            The swimming beach at Dam Site Island remains closed due to higher than acceptable E. coli levels. The beach will remain closed until test results indicate bacteria levels are within an acceptable range.

            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, please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District Public Affairs Office at 501-708-6448 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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