Additional boat ramp to close at Saylorville Lake

USACE Rock Island District
Published July 10, 2024
Cherry Glen Boat Ramp Closed

Cherry Glen Boat Ramp Closed

Due to rising water levels at Saylorville Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will be closing the Cherry Glen High Water Boat Ramp at 10 p.m. today. Ongoing closures remain in place at Cherry Glen Lower Boat Ramp, the lower parking lot at Lakeview High Water Boat Ramp, Oak Grove Beach Access, Sandpiper Boat Ramp, NW Jester Park Drive, and Lakeview Main Boat Ramp. These closures will remain in effect until lake levels recede, and the areas can be cleaned and safely reopened.

The Lakeview High Water Boat ramp remains open. However, visitors should be mindful of limited parking availability and potential hazards, including submerged structures and floating debris within Saylorville Lake. Boaters should exercise extreme caution, as debris may not always be visible and could pose risks beneath the surface of the water. Additionally, all boaters are strongly advised to wear life jackets at all times, reduce speed, refrain from boating after dark, and comply with buoy markings for safe navigation.

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For further questions, contact the Saylorville Lake Administration Office at 515-276-4656.

Operations Manager
515-276-4656 ex.6504

Release no. 24-043