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Eagle Bay Boat Ramp Closed

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Date: September 6, 2012
Contact: Dan Winings, 580-622-7282

Eagle Bay Boat Launch Closed, Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Insufficient lake water level surrounding the Eagle Bay boat launch on Lake of the Arbuckles, has necessitated closing this boat launch area at Chickasaw National Recreation Area until further notice. With current dry weather conditions the lake water level has experienced a drop in elevation, with the conservation pool at eighty-nine percent (89%) full. The Eagle Bay boat launch is located in a shallow bay area and susceptible to lake level fluctuations. The three primary recreation area boat launches, the Buckhorn, Point, and Guy Sandy boat launches with longer and deeper boat ramps are in service and active with boaters enjoying the lake.

For more information about the Eagle Bay boat launch closure or Chickasaw National Recreation Area, check www.nps.gov/chic/ or call the Travertine Nature Center, 580-622-7234.

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Park Ranger Forest Townsley at Platt National Park, 1910

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