Cattail Cove State Park has a designated swimming area next to a beautiful white sand beach located at the day use area, but swimming is allowed along the shoreline. Safety is always our biggest concern, so before you head into the water, here are some tips to help keep you safe:

  • Swimming is allowed along the shoreline, but some areas may be rocky, especially at our boat-in campsites further out into the park. That's why we recommend comfortable foot cover and a light mat to put under your towel if you plan to swim outside of the designated swimming area.
  • Do not swim near boat ramps or docks.
  • The lake's temperature can vary from temperate in the shallows to near-freezing in open water. if you're concerned about temperature drops in the water, be sure and bring an insulated swimming outfit, like a thermal swimming suit.
  • In all situations, swimmers should exercise caution. There is no lifeguard on duty, so swimming is at your own risk.

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