Swimming Area Closed at Blue Marsh Lake

UPDATE 6/6/19 – Swimming area at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake is now open. Water tests were conducted daily until the levels returned to a safe level for public use.

Swimming at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake is currently restricted due to high bacteria levels according to a news release issued Friday by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The beach portion of the lake has been roped off with caution tape to prevent swimming.

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Water tests are scheduled daily until the levels return to a safe level for public use. This only affects the water area; picnicking and boating will not be restricted at the lake.

Blue Marsh Lake ranger staff would also like to remind those visitors that choose to enter the water at other areas of the lake, that the water in those areas is not tested and that swimming at Blue Marsh Lake is “swim at your own risk”.

Updates will be provided as conditions change.

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