Lake Rhodhiss - Lakeside Park

Granite Falls, North Carolina

The Lakeside Park features numerous trails for walking/hiking and mountain biking. The clearly marked trails are interspersed with opportunities to enjoy the water front views, have a picnic or do a little fishing. The park features three separate fishing decks that have been strategically located to afford the best opportunities for success and provide fantastic views of the lake. Recently, the Town added an ADA accessible fishing deck and a binocular viewing scope. The picnic shelter is available for birthday parties, family gatherings or just relaxing by the lake and enjoying the scenery and wildlife. Reservations for the picnic shelter can be made at the Shuford Recreation Center by completing a rental agreement and paying the applicable rental fee. If the picnic shelter is not reserved, it is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bathroom facilities are also available. Pets allowed on leashes.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 30th, 2022. Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 1st, 2022 at 2:02 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Lake Rhodhiss - Lakeside Park is sampled weekly from May 21st to September 14th.

Source Information

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (CRF) staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend. Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and turbidity. Basic water chemistry (pH, DO, temp, conductivity) is monitored at some sites. CRF utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 235 E.coli/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. High levels of E. coli indicate a health risk for people swimming in the water. Samples are collected on Wednesday or Thursday each week, and results are posted on Thursday or Friday. This sample data provides a general guide to the health of the waterway and should only be used for informational purposes. This data does not guarantee the sampled area is safe for swimming at all times. Overall, E. coli levels in the Catawba lakes are low, and the reservoirs are typically safe for swimming. However, E. coli levels can change at any time and increase after rain events. As a general rule, if the water is clear, then E. coli levels are likely to be low. Please contact the Catawba Riverkeeper at Brandon@catawbariverkeeper.org if you have questions. Please also contact us if you would like to volunteer to take water samples.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available
information.

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Lake Rhodhiss - Lakeside Park

Granite Falls, North Carolina

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 30th, 2022. Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 1st, 2022 at 2:02 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The Lakeside Park features numerous trails for walking/hiking and mountain biking. The clearly marked trails are interspersed with opportunities to enjoy the water front views, have a picnic or do a little fishing. The park features three separate fishing decks that have been strategically located to afford the best opportunities for success and provide fantastic views of the lake. Recently, the Town added an ADA accessible fishing deck and a binocular viewing scope. The picnic shelter is available for birthday parties, family gatherings or just relaxing by the lake and enjoying the scenery and wildlife. Reservations for the picnic shelter can be made at the Shuford Recreation Center by completing a rental agreement and paying the applicable rental fee. If the picnic shelter is not reserved, it is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bathroom facilities are also available. Pets allowed on leashes.

Monitoring Frequency

Lake Rhodhiss - Lakeside Park is sampled weekly from May 21st to September 14th.

Source Information

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (CRF) staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day Weekend. Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and turbidity. Basic water chemistry (pH, DO, temp, conductivity) is monitored at some sites. CRF utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 235 E.coli/100 ml for collecting and analyzing water samples. High levels of E. coli indicate a health risk for people swimming in the water. Samples are collected on Wednesday or Thursday each week, and results are posted on Thursday or Friday. This sample data provides a general guide to the health of the waterway and should only be used for informational purposes. This data does not guarantee the sampled area is safe for swimming at all times. Overall, E. coli levels in the Catawba lakes are low, and the reservoirs are typically safe for swimming. However, E. coli levels can change at any time and increase after rain events. As a general rule, if the water is clear, then E. coli levels are likely to be low. Please contact the Catawba Riverkeeper at Brandon@catawbariverkeeper.org if you have questions. Please also contact us if you would like to volunteer to take water samples.

A beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 235 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available
information.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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