Meadow Lake Provincial Park at Matheson Lake Campground


A small but beautiful lake that has the feel of a “hidden gem” that no one knows about but you. It is bordered by natural forest on all edges, and the beach is 100m long and comprised of fine light sand. The sand appears to be leveled near the shoreline for a more enjoyable beach lounging experience. Access to the lake is through the campground via following the boat launch signs. There is ample parking and the beach is easily accessible from the parking lot.

The water is extremely clear, with no algae and very few weeds. Some stretches of the beach do have small beds of aquatic vegetation about 1m off shore, and grasses and wood wash up along certain stretches of the beach. Along with the wood and grasses, an abundance of snail shells also washes up! They are fun to look at and don’t impede swimming or wading. The depth remains shallow for quite a distance before dropping off, so although there is no designated swimming area or supervision it is likely a fairly safe environment for swimmers. Boat activity appears to be minimal, and little to no noise pollution makes it to the beach.

At the south end of the beach there is a day use park area, with a gazebo and picnic tables. This area also houses a playground for children and trash facilities. At the north end of the beach there is a boat launch which was closed during our visit early in the season. Next to the boat launch there is a fish-gutting station. The campground offers sites with close proximity to the lake.
There are not many bothsersome bugs and a few interesting dragonflies to observe. The lake houses a population of loons and the park has posted signage to help beach goers minimize their impact on the loons while enjoying the lake. The quiet environment gives you an opportunity to hear the sounds of nature and leaves you with the feeling that you are alone in a truly beautiful and tranquil place.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
13°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Meadow Lake Provincial Park at Matheson Lake Campground 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 at Matheson Lake Campground


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
13°C
Clear

A small but beautiful lake that has the feel of a “hidden gem” that no one knows about but you. It is bordered by natural forest on all edges, and the beach is 100m long and comprised of fine light sand. The sand appears to be leveled near the shoreline for a more enjoyable beach lounging experience. Access to the lake is through the campground via following the boat launch signs. There is ample parking and the beach is easily accessible from the parking lot.

The water is extremely clear, with no algae and very few weeds. Some stretches of the beach do have small beds of aquatic vegetation about 1m off shore, and grasses and wood wash up along certain stretches of the beach. Along with the wood and grasses, an abundance of snail shells also washes up! They are fun to look at and don’t impede swimming or wading. The depth remains shallow for quite a distance before dropping off, so although there is no designated swimming area or supervision it is likely a fairly safe environment for swimmers. Boat activity appears to be minimal, and little to no noise pollution makes it to the beach.

At the south end of the beach there is a day use park area, with a gazebo and picnic tables. This area also houses a playground for children and trash facilities. At the north end of the beach there is a boat launch which was closed during our visit early in the season. Next to the boat launch there is a fish-gutting station. The campground offers sites with close proximity to the lake.
There are not many bothsersome bugs and a few interesting dragonflies to observe. The lake houses a population of loons and the park has posted signage to help beach goers minimize their impact on the loons while enjoying the lake. The quiet environment gives you an opportunity to hear the sounds of nature and leaves you with the feeling that you are alone in a truly beautiful and tranquil place.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Meadow Lake Provincial Park at Matheson Lake Campground 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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