Badin Lake Swim Area


Badin Swim Area has sandy beaches with a cordoned swim zone. There is plenty of parking, and port-a-johns on site. This swim area has only been evaluated for E. coli bacteria levels. There are industrial storm water discharges near the swimming area that contain cyanide and fluoride leeching from disposal sites containing aluminum smelting waste buried by Alcoa. Visitors swimming in this area should take precautions such as not inadvertently swallowing the water and bathing after coming in contact with the water.

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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 3th, 2021. Yadkin Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 2:23 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Badin Lake Swim Area is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 2nd.

Source Information

Yadkin Riverkeeper monitors four recreation sites in the Yadkin Basin from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Samples are taken Wednesdays. Results are published on Friday.

Sites are tested for E. Coli and follow the EPA standard of 235 colonies per 100 ml, expressed as most probably number (MPN), as measured by the IDEXX Quanti-Tray system.

A site is marked Green when results are equal or below 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

A site is marked Red when results are above 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

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

We encourage those with questions to contact us directly at (336) 722-4949, or to email us at info@yadkinriverkeeper.org.

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Badin Lake Swim Area


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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 3th, 2021. Yadkin Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2021 at 2:23 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Badin Swim Area has sandy beaches with a cordoned swim zone. There is plenty of parking, and port-a-johns on site. This swim area has only been evaluated for E. coli bacteria levels. There are industrial storm water discharges near the swimming area that contain cyanide and fluoride leeching from disposal sites containing aluminum smelting waste buried by Alcoa. Visitors swimming in this area should take precautions such as not inadvertently swallowing the water and bathing after coming in contact with the water.

Monitoring Frequency

Badin Lake Swim Area is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 2nd.

Source Information

Yadkin Riverkeeper monitors four recreation sites in the Yadkin Basin from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Samples are taken Wednesdays. Results are published on Friday.

Sites are tested for E. Coli and follow the EPA standard of 235 colonies per 100 ml, expressed as most probably number (MPN), as measured by the IDEXX Quanti-Tray system.

A site is marked Green when results are equal or below 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

A site is marked Red when results are above 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

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

We encourage those with questions to contact us directly at (336) 722-4949, or to email us at info@yadkinriverkeeper.org.

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Water Quality Graph

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