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Heyburn Lake has allegedly tested positive for E. coli

Details are still coming in, but the popular swimming and camping spot in Creek County has allegedly tested positive for E. coli.

Details are still coming in, but Heyburn Lake, the popular swimming and camping spot in Creek County, has allegedly tested positive for E. coli.

A Facebook post on Saturday afternoon implied that Heyburn Lake had been closed due to testing positive for E. coli:

About the same time, someone else chimed in, asking if the water was safe to swim in:

Finally, someone who claimed to be the gate attendant said that it was the Shepherd’s Point side that had closed, and that the Kellyville side was still open.

Sapulpa Times called to the front gate and spoke with Jo Anna, but she had to refer us to the Tulsa District Army Corp of Engineers for an official statement. When we called the ACE office, we were told they weren’t open on Saturday. So, while we have no official confirmation that Heyburn Lake has been tested positive for E. coli, it has been confirmed by several visitors that at least a portion of the lake is closed. Lake-goers are being encouraged to “use your best judgment” when attending the lake for the upcoming summer holiday.

This is a developing story. We’ll post new information as we get it.

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