This is a popular beach for both locals and tourists as it offers many amenities. Simon Lake is a freshwater lake between McCharles Lake and Mud Lake. It is a shallow lake which makes it ideal for families with young children, although it is unsupervised. The beach is located within Simon Lake Park Conservation Area and boasts about 100 feet of shoreline and plenty of trees for shade. You'll find many activities such as canoeing, hiking trails, picnic areas, and a boat launch here at the conservation area.
The Sudbury District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. When the information is posted online, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.
Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.
A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!
Simon Lake Park Beach is not sampled.
The status of this beach is GRAY.
This means recent and/or reliable water quality information is unavailable. Please see the SOURCES section for more information.
The status of this beach was last confirmed by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper on September 4, 2014 at 02:59:44 PM UTC.
The Swim Guide shares the best information we have at the moment you ask for it. Always obey signs posted at the beach or advisories from official government agencies.