Recreation Health Alerts

Recreation Health Alerts

July 1, 2022: Just in time for the holiday weekend, as seems to be the norm for this lake, Kirkman's Cove is on health alert for toxic blue-green algae. Children and pets are especially at risk for skin irritations and abdominal illness. Signs are posted at the lake with additional information, or click here for more details about toxic algae. All other activities at the park are still available: fishing, boating, camping, picnicking. If you are fishing, avoid eating any of the intestines or organs. Check back here or follow us on Facebook for further updates.

The lake will remain on health alert until levels drop below acceptable limits. We will test again next week so check back here on Friday.

As a reminder, we take samples on Monday, and results are usually available late Thursday or on Friday. Remember that conditions can change quickly, and our tests are only taken weekly. So keep an eye out for that green, paint-like scum on the water surface; and when it doubt, stay out.