August is upon us and prime swimming season is here! No better place to cool off then at the lake, followed by a BBQ at the lodge.
Please remember to follow the regulations at the waterfront, they are there for your safety. We don’t want any accidents to happen. Most importantly please No swimming Alone and No Swimming during Lightning and Thunder. Other safety rules are posted at the entrance to the dock. Take a moment to read and understand them all.
When you leave the dock lock up the rescue boards and swim hook. Place the noodles in the circular container so that they dry out. If you place them in the storage box they stay wet and make the other items in the box wet and moldy.
When swimming please don’t use the benches for storage, benches are for lounging. There is a shelf behind the new bench for bags and room in the swim storage area for your bags. You also have the picnic table located above the swim area for your use.
The lake does contain wildlife and we have to share it with them. Please don’t encourage the wildlife to come around the swim area by fishing or placing food in the swim area. Occasionally a snake may travel to the dock. Water snakes look scary and can bite, but they are not poisonous. They are often mistaken for copperheads or cottonmouth snakes. Northern water snakes feed on small fish and amphibians and generally run from people. Even if you know an animal is harmless, please do not touch it. Some snakes and amphibians have a fungus that can be transferred to other areas of the park by humans. The park is trying to stop the spread of the fungus.