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Swimming Beaches

The Corp of Engineers offers five designated safe swimming areas on the lake; Stockton Beach, Orleans Trail Beach, Ruark Bluff Beach, Cedar Ridge Beach, and Masters Beach. The beaches offer a safe swimming area, picnic areas, vault toilets, and ample parking. In addition to these amenities, Stockton Beach, and Ruark Bluff Beach have playgrounds, and Ruark Bluff Beach also has a volley ball area and basket ball court. 

Beach Rules and Fees

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In addition to the federal rules and regulations governing public use of Corps of Engineers projects, the following applies to the beach areas:

  • No Alcohol at the Beach
  • No Glass at the Beach
  • No Pets at the Beach

Please be safe and remember to be courteous to others and help ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience at the lake.

Honor vaults with envelopes and instructions are located at the entrance of every beach. During the fee season of May 15 thru September 15, the day use fee is $1.00 per person or $5.00 maximum charge per vehicle load. Children 15 and under are free. Annual Day Use Passes are also accepted. Please remember to display your day use pass from your rear view mirror.

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