Enid high water

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2016

Enid Lake’s Life Jacket Loaner Boards can be found at Hickory Ridge and Persimmon Hill’s designated swimming beaches. Visitors are reminded to please return life jackets after use. Remember: Safety First.

Enid Lake experiences high water due to rains

By Enid Lake Park Ranger
Enid Lake High Water
Currently, the lake level at Enid Lake is 253.40 above mean sea level, with the gates closed. Normal water level for this time of year is 241.80 feet above mean sea level.
Enid Lake Personnel reminds boaters and visitors to Enid Lake to pay extra attention while operating boats on the lake, and operating vehicles on secondary roadways leading to the lake.  
Boaters should pay extra attention while boating due to the possibility of underwater hazards including: embankments, stumps, trees, etc. Also, roadways leading into the Otoucalofa, Robinson Crossing, and Dean HillWildlife Management Area at “Wildcat Brake” maybe submerged. Visitors are asked to drive slow and pay extra attention to all road signs and barricades.
Swim Beaches Opened April 1
Enid Lake maintains five designated swimming beaches, which opened for use on April 1.  
Visitors to these beaches are required to pay a user fee or have an annual pass affixed to their vehicle.  The fee for using one of these designated beaches is $5 per non-commercial vehicle per day or $2 per person per day, $20.00 per bus or commercial vehicle per day, and children under the age of 16 are admitted free.  
When visiting these beaches everyone is urged to practice water safety.  Each of these beaches is marked with orange buoys and everyone is required to stay within this designated area.  
There is also a “Rescue Device Station” on each beach, which has a throw bag, a reach pole and instructions on proper use. These devices are to be used only for emergencies or for water safety demonstrations by rangers.  
If anyone would like to practice with one of these devices, request the assistance of a ranger.  The white depth marker poles located on the beaches are intended to give swimmers the approximate depth of the water in feet.
The staff at Enid Lake continues the life jacket loaner program at Hickory Ridge and Persimmon Hill beaches.  This program consists of Life Jacket Loaner Boards with various size life jackets placed on them for public use.
Visitors may borrow the correct size life jacket while swimming at the above mentioned designated beaches, but are reminded to return the life jackets after use.  
Changes in Fees
Annual Passes: $40.00
Beach Fee: $5.00 per private non-commercial vehicle or $2 per person
$20.00 per bus or commercial vehicle
 Children under the age of 16 are admitted free
Boat Launching Fee: $5
America the Beautiful Interagency Passes including: Interagency Annual Pass – $80.00, Annual Military Pass – Free, Senior Pass – $10.00, Access Pass – Free, Volunteer Pass – Free, and Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) Pass – Free are now available at Enid Lake. Please contact the Enid Lake Field Office regarding the America the Beautiful Passport program.
For more information on Enid Lake Water Safety or Recreational Opportunities please contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571 or visit us at our website at http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/EnidLake.aspx.

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