Is it ok to wash BBQ grill griddle plate in a lake or no?

I live in the states.

So I m wondering if it is ok to wash a small grill plate in the lake when i m done BBQ. I won t wash the whole set, just the grill plate.

I am having doubt is because I didn t see or saw any sign saying i can or can t do that. So i just wanna to ask u guys before i do it, just so i don t violate the law or ruin the lake. I didn t ask the ranger is because i didn t want them to think i already did it and then give me a tix or something.

Update:

The lake is in a state park. And they have designated BBQ area.

Update 2:

The lake is very big, it's called Donner Lake in CA, and people do swim and play in it, including me. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You need to wash the whole Barbeque as seriously dangerous moulds grow on the fat residues left behind.

    And washing in the lake is dangerous to the resident wild life and a  very lazy and stupid way of cleaning a grill.

    Besides which not all bacteria is killed by the heat on a barbeque.

    To totally sterilize it you need higher much higher temperatures.

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  • 1 month ago

    Why don't you just haul water from the lake?  The grill is going to have hydrocarbon residues that may prove to be pollutants for aquatic life.  Wash the grill on the land and rinse it there also.  The hydrocarbon residues will not present as much of pollution issue and will eventually break down

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I would do it as the heat  of the grill should  kill most germs.  I regularly  gather oysters and wash them

    in the Intracoastal  Waterway and eat them raw  followed  by a cool beer.

    It is getting harder and harder to find oyster beds now due to growth and

    pollution of waterways.

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  • 1 month ago

    i wouldnt do it if youre not sure, i would ask the ranger, theres nothing wrong with asking questions

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