The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced Friday that swimming from the shoreline of Tygart Lake on the Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area is prohibited due to regulations governing the public from using Wildlife Management areas, according to a news release from the DNR.
Officials said the regulation will be enforced immediately.
"Illegal swimming and associated parking of vehicles has negatively impacted the launching and parking of boat trailers using the boat ramp on Pleasant Creek WMA," Taylor said. "This illegal swimming has also created serious public safety concerns; therefore, strict enforcement of the no swimming regulation is necessary."
The public swimming area at Tygart Lake State Park will be reopened by the DNR Parks and Recreation Section in 2014, officials said.
For more information, contact the DNR Farmington Office at 304-825-6787.