Mo. State Parks’ beaches open to visitors | News
(KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation says 17 designated swimming beaches in Missouri's state parks are now open to visitors.
According to the MDNR, the only exceptions include: beaches at Lewis and Clark State Park in Buchanan County will stay closed for continuing repairs related to last year's flooding, and Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County will stay closed while staff finishes work on the lake's dam. You can visit mostateparks.com for more information.
The department samples the water at all designated beaches in the state park system weekly during the recreational season to determine suitability for swimming. MDNR says the sample test results indicate a snap shot of the water quality taken at the beaches at a specific time; however a single sample does not provide an overall sense of the water quality in the lake where the beach is located.
Visitors to Missouri State Parks are able to sign up to receive free electronic notices about the status of state park beaches by visiting the department’s website at http://bit.ly/HlSnaG. In addition, visitors may continue to check the state park beach status on the department’s website at http://bit.ly/MoStateParksBeachStatus as well as mostateparks.com.
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