Barren River Lake State Park plan will eliminate the park’s swimming beach

Barren River Lake State Park is creating a plan that will eliminate the park’s swimming beach.
The park’s plan would convert the beach into a public picnic and recreation area.
The park’s beach has been closed the past four years due to either flooding or drought.
The plan would include picnic tables, a shelter, a gazebo and retain the area’s bathroom facilities. It would also revert the sand beach back to its natural grasses.
Visitors to the area could picnic and use the area for a variety of recreation purposes, including fishing and launching canoes and kayaks.
However, swimming would not be allowed.
The area is currently open for picnic use. It closes each day at dark.
Converting the beach to a picnic area must meet the approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Once approved the area will be converted in phases.
The new area will be called Sunset Cove.
The swimming beaches at Quarry Road and Beaver Creek, both operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will remain open during the summer, water levels permitting.

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