Central Beach

Michigan City, Indiana

At Central Beach you can watch the Bank Swallows fly to and from their nests in the dunes. There is a parking lot near the beach with 100 spaces, restrooms, and an information board listing park activities. No lifeguards are on duty and large waves can make swimming hazardous.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
5°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Central Beach is sampled weekly from May 22nd to August 30th

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

Central Beach

Michigan City, Indiana

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
5°C
Chance of heavy rain

At Central Beach you can watch the Bank Swallows fly to and from their nests in the dunes. There is a parking lot near the beach with 100 spaces, restrooms, and an information board listing park activities. No lifeguards are on duty and large waves can make swimming hazardous.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Central Beach is sampled weekly from May 22nd to August 30th

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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