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.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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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Current Weather
12°C
Chance of heavy rain
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

Martins Lake Regional Park Public Beach


COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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:  
Current Weather
12°C
Chance of heavy rain

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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