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Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202On May 24, a small cove near the Lone Rock Primitive Camping Area was closed to swimming. It was deemed unsafe for recreational activities due to potential exposure to decaying cattle carcasses.
The closure area is located on Lake Powell in Greenehaven Wash, directly south of the area known as the “sweet spot” at the Lone Rock Primitive Camping Area. Kayakers who access the lake at the Stateline Boat Ramp are also advised to stay away from the closed area.
The closure is the result of two cows that became stuck in the mud. Despite efforts by ranchers and National Park Service personnel, the cattle could not be removed so had to be put down. Because the Lake Powell water level is rising, the carcasses are now in the water. The area is closed to public access until further notice. The area being closed is marked by yellow closure buoys.