Potter's Beach

Grindstone Island, New York

Potters Beach is a swimming area located on the St. Lawrence River off the West end of Grindstone Island near Clayton, New York. Potters Beach is the only naturally occurring sandy beach in the area and is a popular place to swim and have fun all summer long. The only way to access Potters Beach is by watercraft (navigation chart or GPS unit encouraged).

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
26°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Potter's Beach is sampled bi-weekly from July 2nd to August 27th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in upstate New York are tested at least once every week typically from mid-June to September. Freshwater beaches in New York are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of samples collected over a 30-day period exceeds 126 E. coli / 100 ml.

Chapter I of the State Sanitary Code Subpart 6-2 includes more criteria for freshwater quality, but most monitoring agencies rely on the E. coli standard.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Potter's Beach

Grindstone Island, New York

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
26°C
Mostly clear

Potters Beach is a swimming area located on the St. Lawrence River off the West end of Grindstone Island near Clayton, New York. Potters Beach is the only naturally occurring sandy beach in the area and is a popular place to swim and have fun all summer long. The only way to access Potters Beach is by watercraft (navigation chart or GPS unit encouraged).

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Potter's Beach is sampled bi-weekly from July 2nd to August 27th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in upstate New York are tested at least once every week typically from mid-June to September. Freshwater beaches in New York are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of samples collected over a 30-day period exceeds 126 E. coli / 100 ml.

Chapter I of the State Sanitary Code Subpart 6-2 includes more criteria for freshwater quality, but most monitoring agencies rely on the E. coli standard.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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