The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock are warning visitors to stay off the ice.

Recent warm and cold weather, along with rain and snow decrease the stability of ice conditions. Ice on reservoirs is extra dangerous due to the water constantly moving beneath the surface. Also, the reservoir’s water level fluctuates daily, causing the ice to weaken. They ask for use of caution along the shoreline and for everyone to avoid going out onto the ice.

“The ice may look like it can support you, but it rarely forms uniformly; it could be one foot thick where you stand and only a couple inches thick a few feet away,” Park Ranger Tracy Spry sent in a release. “All ice is currently unstable and dangerous, so please stay off the ice to keep you and your pets safe.”

Park Rangers suggest alternatively sledding down the hill by the South Overlook Recreation Area for recreation, and not to use the dam structures as there are many unseen safety hazards.

For more information, contact the Corps office at (641) 828-7522 or via email at