Two popular swimming areas in Herkimer County will be closed beginning Wednesday, August 29th through Labor Day due to a lack of lifeguards.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation says swimming will not be permitted at Nick's Lake Campground or at the Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Swimming Area.

The DEC says for public safety reasons, swimming is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty.

The beaches will remain open.

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