Eagle Island State Park Currently Being Treated For Algae
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday that treatment of the blue-green algae in Eagle Island State Park will begin immediately. Swimming at the park had to stop suddenly last week upon the detection of the algae. If successful, swimming could resume in early August.
Swimming might be on hold at the park for now but you can still access the water slide, trails, and disc golf courses. The water treatment and monitoring will take between 10 and 14 days, so it's great to see the Parks and Rec department jump on this issue so quickly in hopes that swimming can resume again soon.
If you want to stay up on the latest information regarding algae blooms across the state of Idaho you can see that information here on the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality website. It was also last week that we brought you the details on Ester Simplot Park closing one of their pond due to the blue-green algae. We will let you know just as soon as both swimming holes open back up.