Kinzua Beach Swim Area Temporarily Closed

Contact(s): Collin Shephard

The Allegheny National Forest has announced that the Kinzua Beach swim area is temporarily closed due to E. coli in the water; however, visitors may still use the picnic area.


E. coli is a bacterium that comes from human or animal wastes (such as Canada Geese). It also frequently occurs after periods of heavy rain when swimming areas are more likely to be flooded by runoff.

The swim water at the beach is tested weekly during the summer by a certified lab. Kinzua Beach will reopen when the test results are within normal limits.

For additional information about E. coli, please go to the Center for Disease Control’s website: