Martins Lake Regional Park Public Beach


Martins Lake is popular for beach goers and local families. It was voted best Regional Park in Saskatchewan in 2010! There is a $7 fee to enter the park, or $40 annually for access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is small, stretching about 50m, and is made of fine sand. There are a few reed beds neighboring the beach. The lake bottom is also sandy, and is fairly shallow for most of the swimming area. The water has some sand mixed in with it, but is generally fairly clear. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised.

Access to the park off of highway 12 is through the regional park gate, which is very near to the beach. There is ample parking immediately behind the beach, and the camping area is nearby. It is popular for long term stays and several of the guests stay here for most of the summer months. The beach is very popular with families, and is bustling on a busy day. The regional park has boat launch facilities nearby.

The view from the lake is mainly forest and valleys with a few residential properties. Boat activity is not disruptive to the beach vibe, but due to the proximity of the road you do hear vehicle traffic on occasion. The beach neighbors a small grassy park, and they are connected via a small wooden bridge that is full of character. The beach features a playground for kids, as well as a day use gazebo and picnic tables. There is a beach volleyball court near the parking lot. There is even a slide in the water! Washroom and change facilities are located nearby in the park.

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Martins 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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Martins Lake Regional Park Public Beach


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
9°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Martins Lake is popular for beach goers and local families. It was voted best Regional Park in Saskatchewan in 2010! There is a $7 fee to enter the park, or $40 annually for access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is small, stretching about 50m, and is made of fine sand. There are a few reed beds neighboring the beach. The lake bottom is also sandy, and is fairly shallow for most of the swimming area. The water has some sand mixed in with it, but is generally fairly clear. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised.

Access to the park off of highway 12 is through the regional park gate, which is very near to the beach. There is ample parking immediately behind the beach, and the camping area is nearby. It is popular for long term stays and several of the guests stay here for most of the summer months. The beach is very popular with families, and is bustling on a busy day. The regional park has boat launch facilities nearby.

The view from the lake is mainly forest and valleys with a few residential properties. Boat activity is not disruptive to the beach vibe, but due to the proximity of the road you do hear vehicle traffic on occasion. The beach neighbors a small grassy park, and they are connected via a small wooden bridge that is full of character. The beach features a playground for kids, as well as a day use gazebo and picnic tables. There is a beach volleyball court near the parking lot. There is even a slide in the water! Washroom and change facilities are located nearby in the park.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Martins 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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