Chatfield State Park’s Swim Beach Reopens
LITTLETON, Colo. – Chatfield State Park’s swim beach reopened for swimming on Thursday, June 23. The swim beach is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset, through Labor Day. All vehicles entering the park must have a parks pass, but there is no additional charge to use the swim beach.
"The water in the swim beach area was tested on Wednesday and the results Thursday showed that E. coli bacteria levels were once again well within the allowable standards," said Jennifer Anderson, Chatfield State Park’s Operations Manager. She added that the recent high levels of the bacteria probably occurred due to the recent high temperatures. Park staff closed the beach to swimming on Wednesday morning immediately after getting the test results showing higher than allowed E. coli bacteria levels.
“We closed the swim beach to protect the public,” said Anderson. “We welcome back our visitors who come to swim.”
There are no lifeguards on duty at the swim beach, and children 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please remember that swimming is only allowed within the designated swim line. No pets are allowed on the swim beach.