Battlefords Provincial Park Beach at Jackfish Lake

Cochin, Saskatchewan

The Battlefords Provincial Park is very recreationally orientated. For beach-goers looking for a location with a lot to do, this would be a great choice! Even surrounding the provincial park, most of the shoreline is residentially developed. On the opposite side of the lake from the beach, the shoreline is mainly grassy hills with some agricultural land. The beach is comprised of medium grain golden sand mixed with a few small pebbles and twigs. There are several paved parking lots surrounding the beach that open directly onto the beach area.

The water is extremely clear, and very few weeds were visible. The depth drops off a couple of meters out, but the bottom remains sandy until then. There is a natural reed bed in front of the residences on the east side of the beach. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach.

The beach opens up to a large grassy park. There are several benches in this area as well as some day use sits with picnic tables and BBQs. The park has some trees but is mainly grass, which offers a view of the beach from most locations. The park has beach volleyball courts as well as a playground for children. There is a general store beside the parking lot with snacks and other goods. The area has change house, outhouse and drinking water facilities located along the length of the beach. The park has frequent trash and recycling facilities, as littering is a $100 fine. There are several campsites located nearby for those wishing to stay the night, and the park area also has it’s own mini golf course. Day use sites that are further from the water are more treed in and have a more private feel. In close proximity to the beach is the Picnic Pavilion, which is a day use area that features tables, speakers, and other items you might require to host an event. Talk to the park about booking a time if you would like to use this amenity. Several hiking and cycling trails run through the area. There is a boat launch and public dock on the east side of the beach. Near the boat launch is a store where you can rent or purchase various types of boats, as well as fishing supplies and licenses.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 9th, 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
3°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Battlefords Provincial Park Beach at Jackfish Lake 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

Battlefords Provincial Park Beach at Jackfish Lake

Cochin, 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 July 9th, 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
3°C
Cloudy

The Battlefords Provincial Park is very recreationally orientated. For beach-goers looking for a location with a lot to do, this would be a great choice! Even surrounding the provincial park, most of the shoreline is residentially developed. On the opposite side of the lake from the beach, the shoreline is mainly grassy hills with some agricultural land. The beach is comprised of medium grain golden sand mixed with a few small pebbles and twigs. There are several paved parking lots surrounding the beach that open directly onto the beach area.

The water is extremely clear, and very few weeds were visible. The depth drops off a couple of meters out, but the bottom remains sandy until then. There is a natural reed bed in front of the residences on the east side of the beach. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach.

The beach opens up to a large grassy park. There are several benches in this area as well as some day use sits with picnic tables and BBQs. The park has some trees but is mainly grass, which offers a view of the beach from most locations. The park has beach volleyball courts as well as a playground for children. There is a general store beside the parking lot with snacks and other goods. The area has change house, outhouse and drinking water facilities located along the length of the beach. The park has frequent trash and recycling facilities, as littering is a $100 fine. There are several campsites located nearby for those wishing to stay the night, and the park area also has it’s own mini golf course. Day use sites that are further from the water are more treed in and have a more private feel. In close proximity to the beach is the Picnic Pavilion, which is a day use area that features tables, speakers, and other items you might require to host an event. Talk to the park about booking a time if you would like to use this amenity. Several hiking and cycling trails run through the area. There is a boat launch and public dock on the east side of the beach. Near the boat launch is a store where you can rent or purchase various types of boats, as well as fishing supplies and licenses.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Battlefords Provincial Park Beach at Jackfish Lake 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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