JOHNSTON, Iowa --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has opened Oak Grove Beach as a designated beach. The beach is open 6am to 9pm daily and day-use fees will not be collected.
With the opening of Oak Grove Beach a number of posted rules and regulations will be enforced by park rangers. These posted rules include: no alcohol, no pets, no bottles or glass, no fires, and no motorized vehicles.
As a designated beach, the area surrounding Oak Grove Beach is designated as a no boat area. Swim area buoys and lines are placed to remind visitors it is safest to swim within the swim area. Please remember to wear life jackets, swim with a buddy, and keep an eye on children at all times. It takes only seconds for a child to drown.
Sandpiper will remain a scenic viewing area. Visitors are reminded that this area is no alcohol or and fires are not allowed.
For current information regarding the status of all recreation areas at Saylorville Lake, visit: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/SaylorvilleLake.aspx or call the lake information number at 515-276-0433. Lake level information and forecasts can also be found online at: www.rivergages.com. Saylorville Lake is in the Rock Island District, Des Moines River Basin.
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Release no. 20-057