Lake Pueblo’s Swim Beach reopens after bacteria levels drop


Swim season is back on at Rock Canyon Swim Beach

Lake Pueblo State Park’s Rock Canyon Swim Beach reopened after being shut down due to high bacteria levels in the water.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife temporarily closed the Rock Canyon Swim Beach a week ago, after a routine water quality test revealed unusually high bacteria levels, but the levels have restored to normal and the beach has officially reopened.

CPW blamed the recent closure on a massive rainstorm, which caused particle matter to enter the swim beach and bacteria levels to rise.

Even though the popular recreational area closed right before the Independence Day holiday, local beachgoers understood, safety first!

The beach is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays in a specific part of the reservoir that is reserved for swimming, bathing or wading.

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