FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale announces the temporary closure of Poplar Camp Beach until further notice. Recent monitoring of water quality has revealed elevated levels of e coli being present due to an increase in the geese population at the beach and prolonged dry weather conditions.
In the interest of public safety and maintaining the highest standards of recreational experiences, the Jackson County Health Department is requiring us to temporarily close the beach. We expect to regain compliance with our health department permit within 48 hours.
The City of Carbondale will continue to closely monitor the situation, conducting regular water quality tests to determine when it is safe to reopen Poplar Camp Beach.
The City of Carbondale appreciates the understanding and cooperation of residents and visitors during this temporary closure. The City remains committed to providing exceptional recreational opportunities while prioritizing the health and safety of the community.
For more information, contact the City of Carbondale at 618-457-3229.