Hermits Lake Beach

Crown Point, Indiana

When visiting Hermits Lake Beach be sure to make a trip to Indiana Dunes State Park and Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve. Close to the beach, you will find a number of antique shops, flea markets, and great fishing opportunities.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 22nd, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 29th, 2019 at 12:56 PM.
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Current Weather
-8°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Hermits Lake Beach is sampled daily from May 26th from September 1st.

Source Information

Various health departments test Indiana beaches from May to September. Some beaches are tested daily, some several times a week, and some are tested weekly. When the information is posted to Indiana's BeachGuard webpage, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Indiana beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

Water Quality Graph

Hermits Lake Beach

Crown Point, Indiana

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 22nd, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 29th, 2019 at 12:56 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-8°C
Mostly clear

When visiting Hermits Lake Beach be sure to make a trip to Indiana Dunes State Park and Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve. Close to the beach, you will find a number of antique shops, flea markets, and great fishing opportunities.

Monitoring Frequency

Hermits Lake Beach is sampled daily from May 26th from September 1st.

Source Information

Various health departments test Indiana beaches from May to September. Some beaches are tested daily, some several times a week, and some are tested weekly. When the information is posted to Indiana's BeachGuard webpage, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Indiana beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

Water Quality Graph

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