Alerts & Notices
- Water safety - waterfalls, rivers and lakes
Date(s): Aug 5, 2019
Always wear a lifejacket & follow these tips!
• Heed posted warning signs and stay on established trails • Don't jump or dive off of waterfalls or cliffs. Unseen objects, such as logs and boulders, may be under the water’s surface. • Never swim or wade upstream near a waterfall, even if the water appears shallow and calm. The currents close to the falls could pull swimmers over the edge. • Avoid rock hopping. Stream polished rocks along the water's edge may be slippery. • Avoid deep and/or swift water. • Always supervise children closely. Do not read, play cards, talk on the phone or engage in any other distracting activity while watching children. • Know the weather forecast before you go. Strong winds and thunderstorms are dangerous to swimmers and boaters. More: https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/know-before-you-go/water-safety