Mystery Bay State Park

Nordland, Washington

This boat ramp and waterway is suitable for launching both motorized or hand-carried (non-motorized) boats, such as kayaks or canoes.

Fir pits, picnic areas, boat launch, great views of scenic Mystery Bay.

Public dock with moorage and dinghy storage for moored sailboats.

Small day-use marine state park on Mystery Bay.

This beach has been assigned "Special Status" as it has not been monitored since 2011.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 6th, 2014. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
17°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mystery Bay State Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information. The saltwater swimming criteria are in two parts:

The geometric mean* should not exceed 30 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. The statistical threshold value* should not exceed 110 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. If either of these criteria is exceeded, a beach advisory should be issued at the beach.

To protect swimmers' health, BEACH also uses a Beach Action Value. If enterococcus levels exceed 104 enterococci/100 mL, a beach advisory is issued.

A beach is marked green if it meets all of the above criteria.
A beach is marked red if it exceeds any one of the above criteria.
A beach is marked grey if no current data is available.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

* The geometric mean and statistical threshold value concentrations are based on the arithmetic average of the three samples collected at a single beach for the day

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Mystery Bay State Park

Nordland, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 6th, 2014. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
17°C
Clear and sunny

This boat ramp and waterway is suitable for launching both motorized or hand-carried (non-motorized) boats, such as kayaks or canoes.

Fir pits, picnic areas, boat launch, great views of scenic Mystery Bay.

Public dock with moorage and dinghy storage for moored sailboats.

Small day-use marine state park on Mystery Bay.

This beach has been assigned "Special Status" as it has not been monitored since 2011.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mystery Bay State Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information. The saltwater swimming criteria are in two parts:

The geometric mean* should not exceed 30 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. The statistical threshold value* should not exceed 110 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. If either of these criteria is exceeded, a beach advisory should be issued at the beach.

To protect swimmers' health, BEACH also uses a Beach Action Value. If enterococcus levels exceed 104 enterococci/100 mL, a beach advisory is issued.

A beach is marked green if it meets all of the above criteria.
A beach is marked red if it exceeds any one of the above criteria.
A beach is marked grey if no current data is available.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

* The geometric mean and statistical threshold value concentrations are based on the arithmetic average of the three samples collected at a single beach for the day

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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