Brightsand Lake Regional Park Public Beach

Thunderchild, Saskatchewan

Brightsand Lake is a large lake that is popular for recreational use. There is a $7 fee to enter the park, or $40 for an annual pass with access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is about 300m long and is comprised of fine golden sand. The lake bottom is sandy and it drops off after about 5-10 meters. The water is very clear and there are no weeds in the water or on the beach. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets or ATVs allowed on the beach.

Access to the beach is through the regional park gates, past the campgrounds. The parking lot is paved and there is a lot of space for parking. The beach opens directly into the parking lot. The beach is buzzing with recreational users and the sand is hot to the touch – a great place to lay down and relax in the sun. The water is very warm and enjoyable for swimming. There is a boat launch a few meters down from the beach with a public dock.

The view from the beach is natural forest giving the beach a more private feel. It is bordered on both sides by natural forest. The beach backs onto several recreational amenities such as a small grassy park, a playground for children that is visible from the beach, a day use gazebo, and benches for seating. There is a concession located in the park area with snacks and other beach requirements. Washrooms and trash facilities are located nearby. This is a great place to relax and spend a day, and camping is available in the park for those wishing to stay overnight.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
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  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Monitoring Frequency

Brightsand Lake Regional Park 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.

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Brightsand Lake Regional Park Public Beach

Thunderchild, Saskatchewan

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Brightsand Lake is a large lake that is popular for recreational use. There is a $7 fee to enter the park, or $40 for an annual pass with access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is about 300m long and is comprised of fine golden sand. The lake bottom is sandy and it drops off after about 5-10 meters. The water is very clear and there are no weeds in the water or on the beach. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets or ATVs allowed on the beach.

Access to the beach is through the regional park gates, past the campgrounds. The parking lot is paved and there is a lot of space for parking. The beach opens directly into the parking lot. The beach is buzzing with recreational users and the sand is hot to the touch – a great place to lay down and relax in the sun. The water is very warm and enjoyable for swimming. There is a boat launch a few meters down from the beach with a public dock.

The view from the beach is natural forest giving the beach a more private feel. It is bordered on both sides by natural forest. The beach backs onto several recreational amenities such as a small grassy park, a playground for children that is visible from the beach, a day use gazebo, and benches for seating. There is a concession located in the park area with snacks and other beach requirements. Washrooms and trash facilities are located nearby. This is a great place to relax and spend a day, and camping is available in the park for those wishing to stay overnight.

Monitoring Frequency

Brightsand Lake Regional Park 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.

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Water Quality Graph

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