Little Fishing Lake Public Beach


Little Fishing Lake is located within the Bronson Forest Recreational Site. It is a large lake that has a well established beach community. Most of the shoreline is covered in dense forest, so the view is quite natural and beautiful. The beach is made of fine, light sand and stretches for about a kilometer. The lake bottom is also sandy. The beach is located under 10 minutes off of highway 21. There is a large and well marked parking lot for beach goers. From the parking lot it is a short walk on a trail down to the beach.

The water is clear and there is no weeds or algae. There is no designated swimming area and all swimming is unsupervised. There is not a public dock or boat launch directly on the beach, however a short drive down the road brings you to a boat launch area with both of these amenities and its own parking.

The parking lot opens onto a large grassy park that is surrounded by forest. The park contains a gazebo, outhouse facilities, and a swing set. It also contains several day use sites with picnic tables and BBQs. A small trail through the dense forest brings you to the beach area, so there is not visibility from the day use areas to the water. A second small grassy park sits next to the beach. The beach is bordered on one side by the campground, and on the other by a private subdivision and a commercial area. The area offers gas, a local store and rentable cabins.

The blue water, large size and abundant day-use amenities make Little Fishing Lake a good destination for those who enjoy a more bustling beach experience! The campground, private residences and commercial community give this beach the popular feel that beaches closer to the city might have, but in a very natural and undisturbed area.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
-7°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Little Fishing Lake Public Beach 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

Little Fishing Lake Public Beach


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-7°C
Clear

Little Fishing Lake is located within the Bronson Forest Recreational Site. It is a large lake that has a well established beach community. Most of the shoreline is covered in dense forest, so the view is quite natural and beautiful. The beach is made of fine, light sand and stretches for about a kilometer. The lake bottom is also sandy. The beach is located under 10 minutes off of highway 21. There is a large and well marked parking lot for beach goers. From the parking lot it is a short walk on a trail down to the beach.

The water is clear and there is no weeds or algae. There is no designated swimming area and all swimming is unsupervised. There is not a public dock or boat launch directly on the beach, however a short drive down the road brings you to a boat launch area with both of these amenities and its own parking.

The parking lot opens onto a large grassy park that is surrounded by forest. The park contains a gazebo, outhouse facilities, and a swing set. It also contains several day use sites with picnic tables and BBQs. A small trail through the dense forest brings you to the beach area, so there is not visibility from the day use areas to the water. A second small grassy park sits next to the beach. The beach is bordered on one side by the campground, and on the other by a private subdivision and a commercial area. The area offers gas, a local store and rentable cabins.

The blue water, large size and abundant day-use amenities make Little Fishing Lake a good destination for those who enjoy a more bustling beach experience! The campground, private residences and commercial community give this beach the popular feel that beaches closer to the city might have, but in a very natural and undisturbed area.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Little Fishing Lake Public Beach 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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