Recreation Health Alerts

Recreation Health Alerts

Iron Horse is once again on health alert due to high toxic algae readings  this week (tests taken September 13, 2021, show levels above the allowable limit). Visitors are urged to exercise caution since levels of toxins can change quickly. Tests are only one method of precaution, so you should always be alert to changing water conditions. Children and pets are especially at risk for skin irritations and abdominal illness. Signs are posted at the lake with additional information.

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.

Kirkman's Cove is back on health alert due to high toxic algae readings this week (samples taken September 13, 2021). Visitors are urged to exercise caution since levels of toxins can change quickly. Tests are only one method of precaution, so you should always be alert to changing water conditions. 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 Monday so check back here on Friday.

Wirth Brothers Lake tested high again this week (sampled on September 13, 2021) for toxic algae, so it will be on health alert for another week or until the levels come back down below allowable limits. So remember to keep your kids and pets out of the water, avoid swallowing it, and rinse any skin that comes into contact with it. Check back here for weekly updates.