Ministikwan Lake Public Beach

Loon Lake, Saskatchewan

Ministikwan Lake is located within the Bronson Forest Recreation Site. It is fairly large and has a lot of wave activity in the wind. Nearly 75% of its perimeter is bordered by the Ministikwan First Nations Reserve No. 161, and is very pristine. From the beach you have a great view of the natural forest around the lake. The beach has golden sand that is fine and soft, and this continues onto the lake bottom. The beach is located under 5 minutes off of highway 21, and there is ample parking for beach goers. The parking lot opens up directly onto the park bordering the beach.

The water is clear but the lake is deep, giving it a dark appearance. There are some weed beds a few meters out. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. The beach is located on the north side of a bay, however the bay is large so the water is not always calm. The beach does not have a public dock or boat launch, however boat launch facilities are available inside Johnson’s Resort Campground which lies adjacent to the beach.

The beach backs on to a grassy park that contains some trees and shrubs. This area contains small sites with day use BBQs as well as a swing set for children. The swing set is close to the beach but trees and shrubbery block visibility. The outhouse facilities are more rustic than other lakes in the area but are still functional! In addition to the campground, there is a small section of private properties located next to the beach. ATV activity is quite popular in the area, but the parking lot is buffered from the road by a dense section of forest so most motor vehicle noise is minimized. The lake is closed to fishing from April 1 – June 30, 2012.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical 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
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CURRENT WEATHER
10°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ministikwan Lake Public Beach is sampled from July 1st to September 1st

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

Ministikwan Lake Public Beach

Loon Lake, Saskatchewan

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical 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
10°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Ministikwan Lake is located within the Bronson Forest Recreation Site. It is fairly large and has a lot of wave activity in the wind. Nearly 75% of its perimeter is bordered by the Ministikwan First Nations Reserve No. 161, and is very pristine. From the beach you have a great view of the natural forest around the lake. The beach has golden sand that is fine and soft, and this continues onto the lake bottom. The beach is located under 5 minutes off of highway 21, and there is ample parking for beach goers. The parking lot opens up directly onto the park bordering the beach.

The water is clear but the lake is deep, giving it a dark appearance. There are some weed beds a few meters out. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. The beach is located on the north side of a bay, however the bay is large so the water is not always calm. The beach does not have a public dock or boat launch, however boat launch facilities are available inside Johnson’s Resort Campground which lies adjacent to the beach.

The beach backs on to a grassy park that contains some trees and shrubs. This area contains small sites with day use BBQs as well as a swing set for children. The swing set is close to the beach but trees and shrubbery block visibility. The outhouse facilities are more rustic than other lakes in the area but are still functional! In addition to the campground, there is a small section of private properties located next to the beach. ATV activity is quite popular in the area, but the parking lot is buffered from the road by a dense section of forest so most motor vehicle noise is minimized. The lake is closed to fishing from April 1 – June 30, 2012.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ministikwan Lake Public Beach is sampled from July 1st to September 1st

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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