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Healthy Beach Program

The Healthy Beach Program helps ensure safe water quality for users of public beaches. Water sampling is typically conducted between June and September, and the information gathered is available to assist the public in making informed decisions when selecting a public swimming area.

Lakes are untreated bodies of water and carry some risk due to pollutants and other environmental factors. Public Health Inspectors respond to water quality issues, including blue green algae (algal blooms) and elevated bacteria levels, to ensure risks are addressed as quickly as possible.

Sampling results are available below and updated weekly between June and September.

For more information about the program, including sampling criteria, please read the Healthy Beach Program FAQ.

To report a health or safety concern at a public beach, contact your local Public Health Inspector.

Please note that closures can happen on evenings or over the weekend and may not be immediately reflected on this website. Please always follow the notifications posted at the beach.

Healthy Beach Sampling Results

Not all public swimming areas in Saskatchewan are monitored every year. Historical data and an environmental health assessment may indicate that only occasional sampling is necessary. For public swimming areas that are deteriorating, more frequent monitoring of the area will occur. This approach allows health officials to concentrate their resources on beaches of questionable quality and respond accordingly. Every public swimming area is sampled at least once every five years.

Factors affecting the microbiological quality of a water body at any given time include type and frequency of contamination events, time of day, recent weather conditions, number of users of the water body, and physical characteristics of the area. Selection of sampling areas and time of sampling is affected by length of bathing area, presence and frequency of point and non-point sources of fecal contamination, influences of local weather, physical characteristics of the bathing area, and presence of bathers.

Water is suitable
for swimming.
Recreational water is considered to be microbiologically safe for swimming when single sample result contains less than 400 E.coli organisms in 100 millilitres (mLs) of water, when the average (geometric mean) of five samples is under 200 E.coli/100 mLs, and cyanobacteria or their toxins at concentrations <10µg/L, and/or when a significant risk of illness is absent.
Caution. Algal blooms observed.
A potential blue-green algal bloom was observed in the immediate area. Water at this beach may be unsafe for people and pets. Swimming is not recommended; contact with beach and access to facilities is not restricted. Resampling of the recreational water is required.
Water is not suitable
for swimming.
A single sample result containing ≥400 E.coli/100 mLs, an average (geometric mean) of five samples is >200 E.coli/100 mLs, an exceedance of the guideline value for cyanobacteria or their toxins >10 µg/L and/or a cyanobacteria bloom has been reported.
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1. Far North

Information updated August 12, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled.

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Far North West Zone
South Flotten Lake Campground July 26, 2022 E. coli = 52.84/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming 
Howe Bay Campground August 16, 2022 E. coli = 2.18/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Greig Lake Public Beach August 9, 2022 E. coli =73.53/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Murray Doell Campground August 16, 2022 E. coli = 8.27/100mL; 
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming 
War Veteran's Park Beach
July 19, 2022 E. coli = 2.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Far North East Zone
Wadin Bay Beach August 22, 2022 E. coli = 2.25/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
La Ronge Beach August 9, 2022 E. coli =12.76/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Morin Lake Regional Park
July 25, 2022 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
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2. North

Information updated August 4, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled.

Recreational Area Date Sample Results
North West Zone
Atton’s Lake Regional Park August 22, 2022 E. coli = 7.52/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Suffern Lake Regional Park August 22, 2022 E. coli = 2.52/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Silver Lake Regional Park August 22, 2022 E. coli = 0.78/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Little Fishing Lake Beach July 19, 2022 E. coli = 4.00/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Peck Lake Campground July 19, 2022 E. coli = 8.97/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Turtle Lake Sunset View Beach August 23, 2022 E. coli = 0.00/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Battlefords Provincial Park August 23, 2022 E. coli = 81.59/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Resort Village of Aquadeo Beach August 23, 2022 E. coli = 959.05/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is not suitable
for swimming
August 31, 2022 E. coli = 384.44/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
September 1, 2022 E. coli = 914.65/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Memorial Lake Regional Park July 26, 2022 E. coli =11.66/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Meeting Lake Regional Park July 25, 2022 E. coli = 0.89/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
North Central Zone
Wakaw Lake Regional Park July 26, 2022 E. coli =5.38/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Poplar Beach June 14, 2022 E.coli =82.53/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 18, 2022 E. coli =10.27/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 22, 2022 E. coli =0.78/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Sturgeon Lake Regional Park July 27, 2022 E. coli = 4.19/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Anderson Point Campground July 19, 2022 E. coli = 0.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Minnowaka Beach July 28, 2022 E. coli = 0.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Sandy Bay Campground July 28, 2022 E. coli = 1.35/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
North East Zone
Little Bear Beach July 28, 2022 E. coli = 0.58/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Smits Beach July 5, 2022 E. coli =19.34/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
St. Brieux Beach July 7, 2022 E. coli =3.28/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Greenwater Beach August 2, 2022 E. coli =63.01/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Kipabiskau Regional Park July 7, 2022 E. coli =0.15/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
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3. Central

Information updated August 12, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled.

Recreational Area Date Sample Results
Central West Zone
Danielson’s Visitor Centre July 18, 2022 E. coli =20.50/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
August 15, 2022 E. coli =3.42/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Crystal Bay/Sunset Beach August 23, 2022 E. coli =0.25/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Prairie Lake Regional Park July 18, 2022 E. coli =55.71/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Sask Landing (Cottonwood Beach) August 15, 2022 E. coli =0.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Central East Zone
Rowans Ravine Beach June 28, 2022 E. coli = 6.16/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 25, 2022 E. coli = 7.30/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 29, 2022 E. coli = 373.38/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is not suitable
for swimming
August 31, 2022 E. coli = 53.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
September 2, 2022 E. coli = 83.47/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Marean Lake August 2, 2022 E. coli =14.05/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Lady Beach July 19, 2022 E. coli = 3.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L 
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Annie Laurie Beach July 19, 2022 E. coli = 5.27/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Sandy Beach July 12, 2022 E. coli =/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Canora Beach July 12, 2022 E. coli =7.29/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Bird’s Point Beach August 9, 2022 E. coli =2.10/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
West End Resort  August 9, 2022 E. coli =1.27/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Sunset Beach August 9, 2022 E. coli =482.19/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is not suitable
for swimming 
August 15, 2022 E. coli =7.66/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.

August 18, 2022 E. coli = 131.19/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Last Mountain Regional Park Beach June 28, 2022 E. coli = 1.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 25, 2022 E. coli =35.80/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L 
York Lake Regional Park      
Camp Whitesand Beach July 19, 2022 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Leroy Leisureland Beach July 11, 2022 E. coli =19.23/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Carlton Trail Regional Park       
Ministik Beach      
Lovering Lake Beach August 9, 2022 E. coli = 24.67/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is not suitable for swimming due to a single sample exceedance (above 400 E.coli/100mls)
August 15, 2022 E. coli = 1.30/100mL;
Microcystin= Not Available
Missing Data. Status Not Available  
August 18, 2022 E. coli = 5.98/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
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4. Saskatoon Zone

Information updated August 12, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled.

Recreational Area Date Sample Results
Aspen Grove Beach July 19, 2022 E. coli = 0.32/100mL;
Microcystin 1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Kevin Misfeldt Beach July 19, 2022 E. coli = 0.25/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Thode Subdivision Beach July 19, 2022 E. coli = 7.89/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Stoney Beach (Humboldt Lake) July 18, 2022 E. coli =13.44/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
August 15, 2022 E. coli = 3.29/100mL;
Microcystin = 5.0µg/L
Caution. Algal
blooms observed.
Pike Lake Beach August 30, 2022 E. coli = 8.55/100mL;
Microcystin = 0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming
Manitou Lake Main Beach* July 14, 2022 E. coli = 0.62/100mL;
Microcystin 6214.2 µg/L
Water is not
suitable
for swimming.
August 8, 2022 E. coli =740.14/100mL;
Microcystin 90.7 µg/L

* Not part of the 2022 Beach Sample Program. Result per complaint follow-up.

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5. Regina Zone

Information updated August 12, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled.

Recreational Area Date Sample Results
Regina Beach June 23, 2022 E. coli = 5.54/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 24, 2022 E. coli = 5.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 10, 2022 E. coli =5.09/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Lumsden Beach June 26, 2022 E. coli = 9.20/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.

July 18, 2022  E. coli =12.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/
August 8, 2022 E. coli = 35.88/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Sorenson Beach June 26, 2022 E. coli = 2.95/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2022  E. coli = 30.01/100mL; 
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
  August 29, 2022 E. coli = 23.41/100mL; 
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Sundale Beach June 28, 2022 E. coli = 38.70/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 27, 2022 E. coli = 14.85/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L 

Water is not suitable
for swimming due to
single sample exceedances
(above 400 E.coli/100mls)

August 4, 2022 E.coli = 171.18/100ml; 
Microcystin = Not available
August 9, 2022 E. coli = 10.78/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
August 10, 2022 E. coli =4.66/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Pelican Pointe  August 2, 2022 E. coli =12.88/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Etters Beach August 2, 2022  E. coli= 101.02/100mL; 
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.

August 4, 2022 E. coli= 17.87/100mL;  
Microcystin = Not Available 

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6. South

Information updated August 4, 2022

In the absence of results, the beach has not yet been sampled.

Water is not suitable for swimming due to single sample exceedance (above 400 E.coli/100mls) 

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
South West Zone    
Cabri Regional Park August 8, 2022  E. coli = 1.05/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming. 
South East Zone      
Boundary Dam Beach September 1, 2022 E. coli = 0.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming. 
Nickle Lake Regional Park July 18, 2022  E. coli = 8.60/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming. 
Moose Creek Regional Park September 1, 2022 E. coli = 2.81/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming. 
Fort Campground Beach   July 18, 2022  E. coli = 3.72/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming. 
Pasqua Lake Beach   July 11, 2022  E. coli =33.63/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Echo Provincial Park Beach

June 27, 2022

E. coli = 2.02/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L

Water is suitable
for swimming.

 


July 5, 2022 E. coli = 5.04/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 11, 2022   E. coli = 3.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 18, 2022  E. coli = 1.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 26, 2022  E. coli = 2.25/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 3, 2022 E. coli = 2.44/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 8, 2022 E. coli = 4.51/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 16, 2022 E. coli = 9.95/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 24, 2022 E. coli = 2.29/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 31, 2022 E. coli = 2.44/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Katepwa Beach June 27, 2022 E. coli = 0.15/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.

 
July 5, 2022 E. coli = 0.70/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 11, 2022 E. coli = 0.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 18, 2022 E. coli = 0.78/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 26, 2022 E. coli =11.16/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 3, 2022 E. coli = 7.73/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 8, 2022 E. coli = 1.70/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 16, 2022 E. coli = 0.15/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 24, 2022 E. coli = 0.00/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
B-Say-Tah Beach June 27, 2022 E. coli = 2.47/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2022 E. coli = 0.15/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 31, 2022 E. coli = 0.00/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Echo Bible Camp Beach August 3, 2022 E. coli = 8.65/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Camp Lutherland     As the beach operator was not available to permit entry, the beach could not be sampled. 
Camp Monahan August 8, 2022 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Moosomin Regional Park June 28, 2022 E. coli = 8.90/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
August 30, 2022 E. coli = 102.33/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is not suitable
for swimming due to
single sample
exceedance (above
400 E.coli/100mls)
Circle Square Ranch Beach August 30, 2022 E. coli = 10.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Fieldstone Campground     Beach closed for the 2022 season.
Welwyn Centennial Regional Park  August 30, 2022 E. coli = 2.05/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
South Central Zone
Buffalo Pound Beach June 27, 2022 E. coli = 2.06/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
 
July 18, 2022 E. coli = 9.40/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
August 9, 2022 E. coli =2.29/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Camp Elim Beach July 11, 2022 E. coli = 3.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
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