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Enid Lake Gears Up for Labor Day, Summer Visiting Is Winding Down

Although Labor Day marks the unofficial end of peak season at Enid Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remind visitors to be wary of late summer storms that can pop up unexpected.

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, marks the unofficial end to the summer camping season at Enid Lake. Visitors at Enid Lake are encouraged to observe all safety rules and precautions when camping, swimming, boating or just enjoying the beautiful scenery at Enid Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind everyone to practice water safety by wearing your life jacket while participating in water related activities throughout the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. 

Upcoming events at the lake include the annual Fishing Day for the Physically Challenged, scheduled for September 8, at 8 a.m.  Physically challenged individuals of all ages are invited to Chickasaw Hill Recreation Area for a day of fishing, food and fellowship.  

Park Rangers and volunteers will be standing by in this area to greet and load fishing participants onto pontoon boats.  Boats are furnished and operated by volunteers who take these guests onto the lake for a morning of fishing.  After fishing they will return for a fish fry with all the trimmings, which is prepared and served by volunteers of Chickasaw Hill Recreation Area and community.  

After lunch, a drawing is held for door prizes that have been furnished by local businesses and volunteers. 

Late Summer Weather Hazards

Enid Lake personnel would like all visitors to area lakes to be aware of weather conditions, when enjoying summertime activities.  With the rise of summer temperatures, isolated thunderstorms are always possible. These thunderstorms can pop up very quickly and have many hazards associated with them including: lighting, hail, and possible tornadoes or high winds. 

Visitors need to pay close attention to weather conditions and vacate the beaches and lake, and to stay away from trees when severe weather is threatening. It is a good idea for visitors to always have a severe weather plan in place and ensure that everyone in the party knows what to do. 

With today’s technology, weather forecasts can be obtained through wireless devices including: radios, cell phones, smart phones, and many other portable devices most of which can also be programmed to receive severe weather alerts. 

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