Swimming is not recommended at beaches in 10 Iowa state parks due to high levels of bacteria. The list includes Pine Lake State Park, where E. Coli is the primary concern. The Iowa DNR conducted additional water quality testing at Pine Lake to determine the cause of contamination and ways to improve water quality. Some church campers and others were enjoying the water today but were careful not to swallow any. they come back to camp rinse and wash and stay safe that way,” said Quaker Heights camp administrator Chip Daleske. In the photo above, Iowa state parks shaded green are safe for swimming. Swimming is not recommended in yellow parks. The beach in red is closed. Red Lake is the Lake of Three Lights, near Bedford in Taylor County, where a swimmer may have contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba from the water last week. Watch: Scientists say Iowa’s future climate could lead to more amoeba cases

Swimming is not recommended at beaches in 10 separate Iowa state parks due to high levels of bacteria.

The list includes Pine Lake State Park, where E. Coli is the primary concern.

The Iowa DNR conducted additional water quality testing at Pine Lake to determine the cause of contamination and ways to improve water quality. Some church campers and others were enjoying the water today but were careful not to swallow any.

“This is not a new caution at all. This has been a problem for several years. Just make sure that if they got in the water when they get back to camp, they rinse and wash and stay safe that way,” said Quaker Heights camp administrator Chip Daleske.

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In the photo above, Iowa state parks shaded green are safe for swimming. Swimming is not recommended in yellow parks. The beach in red is closed.

Red Lake is the Lake of Three Lights, near Bedford in Taylor County, where a swimmer may have contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba from the water last week.

Watch: Scientists say Iowa’s future climate could lead to more amoeba cases