Makwa Lake Provincial Park Jumbo Beach at Little Jumbo Lake


Little Jumbo Lake is a small lake that is sometimes connected to Makwa Lake via a narrow channel on the northeast corner. The beach is large and the sand is a golden color. The beach is very accessible and visible from highway 699 and ample parking is available for beach goers. The parking lot opens directly onto the beach.

The water is clear and the lake has a sandy bottom, making it an enjoyable swimming location. The beach has a fair bit of foam washing up from waves. No designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. There is a public dock on one end of the beach, however there is no boat launch. Boat launch and camping facilities are available further down the lake.

The beach opens up to a grassy park with a few large trees. There are change houses and outhouse facilities in the park, as well as a swing-set for children. The park has frequent trash disposal amenities. The shorelines of Makwa and Jumbo Lake are bordered by provincial park as well as Makwa Sahgaiechan First Nations land, making the majority of the shoreline very natural and pristine. Dense forest is visible across the lake from the beach, giving the lake a more natural feel despite its proximity to the highway.

There are beach volleyball nets set up next to the water, and behind the park is a well-developed beach community. The area features an ice cream shop, restaurant, bike racks, and several other recreational amenities. The close proximity to the road and easy access to the local amenities make Jumbo Beach a convenient way to enjoy a day at the lake.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 20th, 2019. North Saskatchewan 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
-7°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Makwa Lake Provincial Park Jumbo Beach at Little Jumbo Lake 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

Makwa Lake Provincial Park Jumbo Beach at Little Jumbo Lake


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 20th, 2019. North Saskatchewan 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
-7°C
Clear

Little Jumbo Lake is a small lake that is sometimes connected to Makwa Lake via a narrow channel on the northeast corner. The beach is large and the sand is a golden color. The beach is very accessible and visible from highway 699 and ample parking is available for beach goers. The parking lot opens directly onto the beach.

The water is clear and the lake has a sandy bottom, making it an enjoyable swimming location. The beach has a fair bit of foam washing up from waves. No designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. There is a public dock on one end of the beach, however there is no boat launch. Boat launch and camping facilities are available further down the lake.

The beach opens up to a grassy park with a few large trees. There are change houses and outhouse facilities in the park, as well as a swing-set for children. The park has frequent trash disposal amenities. The shorelines of Makwa and Jumbo Lake are bordered by provincial park as well as Makwa Sahgaiechan First Nations land, making the majority of the shoreline very natural and pristine. Dense forest is visible across the lake from the beach, giving the lake a more natural feel despite its proximity to the highway.

There are beach volleyball nets set up next to the water, and behind the park is a well-developed beach community. The area features an ice cream shop, restaurant, bike racks, and several other recreational amenities. The close proximity to the road and easy access to the local amenities make Jumbo Beach a convenient way to enjoy a day at the lake.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Makwa Lake Provincial Park Jumbo Beach at Little Jumbo Lake 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



Swim Guide
is supported by
* The RBC Foundation

Swim Guide shares the best information we have at the moment you ask for it. Always obey signs at the beach or advisories from official government agencies. Stay alert and check for other swimming hazards such as dangerous currents and tides. Please report your pollution concerns so Affiliates can help keep other beach-goers safe.

Swim Guide, "Swim Drink Fish icons," and associated trademarks are owned by SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA.| See Legal.

© SWIM DRINK FISH CANADA, 2011 - 2019