Rain hazards on Greers Ferry Lake

6/11/15 UPDATE:

The Devil’s Fork swim area has officially been reopened by the Corps of Engineers.

6/1/2015 UPDATE:

Choctaw Swim Beach, Dam Site Beach, Hill Creek, and Devil’s Fork West have been reopened after passing safety tests. Devil’s Fork East is still undergoing testing.

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced that four beaches on the lake are closed due to contamination from excessive rains.

May 27, 2015 HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Project Office has closed Choctaw, Dam Site, Devils Fork, and Hill Creek swim beaches on Greers Ferry 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 the Arkansas Department of Health.

According to Arkansas Department of Health officials, the high bacteria levels could be from run-off following recent heavy rains. The Corps will post signs indicating high bacteria levels at these locations. 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 on Greers Ferry Lake call the
Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-362-2416, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.