Meadow Lake Provincial Park Murray Doell Campground Beach at Lac Des Isles


The lake is very large and extremely pristine. Shoreline is mainly forested with several types of trees and shrubs. The beach is comprised of light sand mixed with small pebbles and rocks. It is coarser than other lakes in the park but still great to sit on! The beach is unsupervised and doesn’t contain buoys for swimming, although it is bordering a bay area with little boat traffic so it is fairly calm. The water is clear, with a bit of foam and algae on the shoreline. The bottom is rocky for about 2m and then becomes sandy. Depth drops off after a few meters. Wave action comes in occasionally from boat wakes, but is not to disruptive to the beach atmosphere. Access to the beach from highway 950 is through the campground. Follow the campground signs, not the boat launch signs and you will arrive within minutes!

The beach backs on to a grassy park that contains a day use gazebo as well as outhouses and benches for seating. The outhouse facilities are extremely clean! The park contains a playground that is close, but not visible form the beach. The beach contains the start of a hiking trail through the boreal forest, and the park also contains a faucet with drinking water as well as garbage and recycling facilities.

There is abundant parking behind the park. The beach does not contain a boat launch or dock, however a short drive through the campground takes you to boat launch facilities.
The absence of boat launch facilities and the pristine shoreline gives this beach a quiet, family feel. Several large boulders in the park are painted with images of local wildlife and scenery. A great place to spend your day, and the camping facilities are fairly spacious and natural if you wish to stay the night – the ground is covered with foliage and other groundcovers, not lawn.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
15°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Meadow Lake Provincial Park Murray Doell Campground Beach at Lac Des Isles is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Meadow Lake Provincial Park Murray Doell Campground Beach at Lac Des Isles


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
15°C
Clear

The lake is very large and extremely pristine. Shoreline is mainly forested with several types of trees and shrubs. The beach is comprised of light sand mixed with small pebbles and rocks. It is coarser than other lakes in the park but still great to sit on! The beach is unsupervised and doesn’t contain buoys for swimming, although it is bordering a bay area with little boat traffic so it is fairly calm. The water is clear, with a bit of foam and algae on the shoreline. The bottom is rocky for about 2m and then becomes sandy. Depth drops off after a few meters. Wave action comes in occasionally from boat wakes, but is not to disruptive to the beach atmosphere. Access to the beach from highway 950 is through the campground. Follow the campground signs, not the boat launch signs and you will arrive within minutes!

The beach backs on to a grassy park that contains a day use gazebo as well as outhouses and benches for seating. The outhouse facilities are extremely clean! The park contains a playground that is close, but not visible form the beach. The beach contains the start of a hiking trail through the boreal forest, and the park also contains a faucet with drinking water as well as garbage and recycling facilities.

There is abundant parking behind the park. The beach does not contain a boat launch or dock, however a short drive through the campground takes you to boat launch facilities.
The absence of boat launch facilities and the pristine shoreline gives this beach a quiet, family feel. Several large boulders in the park are painted with images of local wildlife and scenery. A great place to spend your day, and the camping facilities are fairly spacious and natural if you wish to stay the night – the ground is covered with foliage and other groundcovers, not lawn.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Meadow Lake Provincial Park Murray Doell Campground Beach at Lac Des Isles is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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