IOWA CITY, Iowa - Due to rising lake levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake are closing several recreational areas starting September 4. Closed areas will include the Curtis Bridge Boat Ramp, the boat ramp and swim beach at Sandy Beach Day Use Area, campsites 170-181 and 194-208 and the beaches and boat ramp at the Sugar Bottom Recreation Area. Due to water over the roadway, 140th Street between Ely Road and the Sandy Beach Day Use Area will also be impassible.
Boat ramp courtesy docks will be removed this week and into the weekend. Boaters are encouraged to slow down and keep watch for floating debris and submerged hazards including recreation facilities. Always wear your life jackets and make a float plan so others know where you are going and when you will return.
For additional information or questions, please contact the Coralville Lake Project Office at 319-338-3543 ext. 6300. Lake and river level information is available online at www.rivergages.com. To find Coralville Lake’s information on the site, select the Rock Island District then Iowa River Basin.
Release no. 18-053