Attons Lake Regional Park Public Beach


Attons Lake is a small and quiet lake. There is a $4 fee to enter the park, or $40 annually for access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is about 150m long and is bordered on both sides by beds of aquatic grasses and reeds. The sand is fine and light, and the water is fairly clear. It is very shallow about 5-10 meters. The lake bottom is mud, and if the water is low there are some mud bars visible near the shoreline. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach.

Access to the beach is through the regional park gates, and the beach is located a short drive from the entrance. Parking is available near the baseball diamonds, and the lake is a 10 minute walk from the parking area. There are no motorized boats allowed at Atton’s Lake on weekends during the summer months, so mainly swimmers and beach-goers enjoy the beach with no disruption from boat activity. For boaters, there is a boat launch in the park for use during the week and the off-season. The regional park has campgrounds as well as many residential cabins, so there are always lots of people around. Despite this, the beach feels private and calm. It is a great place to relax for the day!

The view from the beach is mainly forest and valley, with a few residential properties. One side of the beach is forested with small trails running throughout, and the other is comprised of cabins. The beach is backed by forest, and a small path will lead you to a recreation area that has a large playground for children and picnic areas. There is also a concession building, change rooms and washroom facilities. There are several trashcans in the area, so litter is not a problem! There is a small wooden boardwalk that leads from the park area down to the beach, which adds character and gives the beach a rustic community-based feel.

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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Chance of heavy rain
Monitoring Frequency

Attons 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

Attons 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
9°C
Chance of heavy rain

Attons Lake is a small and quiet lake. There is a $4 fee to enter the park, or $40 annually for access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is about 150m long and is bordered on both sides by beds of aquatic grasses and reeds. The sand is fine and light, and the water is fairly clear. It is very shallow about 5-10 meters. The lake bottom is mud, and if the water is low there are some mud bars visible near the shoreline. There is no designated swimming area, and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach.

Access to the beach is through the regional park gates, and the beach is located a short drive from the entrance. Parking is available near the baseball diamonds, and the lake is a 10 minute walk from the parking area. There are no motorized boats allowed at Atton’s Lake on weekends during the summer months, so mainly swimmers and beach-goers enjoy the beach with no disruption from boat activity. For boaters, there is a boat launch in the park for use during the week and the off-season. The regional park has campgrounds as well as many residential cabins, so there are always lots of people around. Despite this, the beach feels private and calm. It is a great place to relax for the day!

The view from the beach is mainly forest and valley, with a few residential properties. One side of the beach is forested with small trails running throughout, and the other is comprised of cabins. The beach is backed by forest, and a small path will lead you to a recreation area that has a large playground for children and picnic areas. There is also a concession building, change rooms and washroom facilities. There are several trashcans in the area, so litter is not a problem! There is a small wooden boardwalk that leads from the park area down to the beach, which adds character and gives the beach a rustic community-based feel.

Monitoring Frequency

Attons 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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